The Federal Road Safety Corps in Katsina State has confirmed that 11 youths lost their lives in a road accident on Sunday night.
The Katsina Sector Commander of the corps, Mr. Godwin Ngueku, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Katsina.
Ngueku said that the accident occurred when a Peugeot saloon car carrying the youths had a head-on collision with a tipper truck along Katsina-Niger Republic highway.
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“The accident happened about 8:00 p.m. along the Katsina-Niger Republic international road. All the occupants of the Peugeot saloon car died at the scene of the accident.
“The corpses were evacuated to the Katsina General Hospital mortuary at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday evening. The family members of the victims have started claiming the corpses for burial,” Ngueku said.
The sector commander appealed to parents to caution their children against reckless drinking and driving along the highways.
NAN reports that there were several minor road accidents during the Sallah celebration in the state.