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13 die in Kaduna-Kano road accident

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FRSC cautions motorists flouting traffic rules on Third Mainland Bridge

Thirteen persons were yesterday confirmed dead in a motor accident along Kaduna-Kano expressway. Other passengers also sustained various degrees of injury in the crash involving a Kano-bound Marcopolo luxury bus and four other vehicles.

The auto crash occurred at Jar-marmara village in Ikara Local Government Area of Kaduna State. An eyewitness, Mallam Sani Haruna, said: “The luxury bus lost control and collided with four vehicles, in which 13 persons died on the spot. The four cars were condemned.”

It was gathered that the bus left Lagos heading to Kano on Monday evening before the ill-fated accident happened in the early hours of yesterday few kilometers to its destination.

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Kaduna Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Hafiz Mohammed, confirmed the incident.

MEANWHILE, the FRSC in Lagos has warned motorists against flouting traffic rules on diversion at Adeniji inward Iyana Oworo on the Third Mainland Bridge. Lagos State FRSC Sector Commander, Olusegun Ogungbemide, who gave the warning in a statement yesterday, said the Third Mainland Bridge was still under repairs and the diversion plan earlier issued to motorists must be strictly adhered to.

He said the corps was disturbed by the recent disruption of law and order where motorists drove against traffic.

“FRSC Lagos boss hereby wishes to warn against such act, adding that the Lagos Island-bound traffic from Iyana Oworo would still experience unhindered movement from 12a.m. to 1:00p.m. and vice versa. Motorists should note that orderliness has been restored on the Third Mainland Bridge and other parts of the state.

“Motorists are advised to obey all traffic rules and regulations by abstaining from driving against the flow of traffic (One-way) to avoid crash and head-on collision.”

He added that both the Carter and Eko bridges are now fully open to the motoring public.

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