Twenty-two traders have died in a motor accident that occurred on the
Tunga Giwa – Ruwa road in Shanga Local Government Area of Kebbi.
The accident occurred when a Toyota Canter vehicle that tried to avoid
a pot-hole, hit a motorcyclist and somersaulted, killing the cyclist
and 22 passengers in the van.
The Sole Administrator of Shanga, Garba Salihu, told Governor Atiku
Bagudu that the traders were returning from Tungan Giwa market when
the incident happened.
Mr. Salihu said the vehicle rolled into a ditch and caught fire.
He said 22 persons on board the vehicle died on the spot, while eight
sustained injuries and were receiving treatment at the Yauri General
Mr. Bagudu, who was on an official visit to the area, participated in
the funeral prayer for the victims who were buried in a mass grave.
The governor sympathised with the survivors and pledged to settle
their medical bills and render further assistance.
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