20 killed in ghastly autocrash on Kaduna-Abuja highway

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Twenty persons have been killed in a ghastly auto crash, along Kaduna-Abuja highway.

The accident was recorded on Sunday night at Dutse U-turn, about 20 kilometres to Kaduna metropolis.

Kaduna State sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Umar Ibrahim, said the accident involved an articulated truck marked, AJG-118-XA and a 16 seater passenger bus marked, XA 866 MLF.

Ibrahim explained that, the bus loaded with 20 passengers rammed into the truck, which was making a U-turn at Dutse junction.

The commander said, “The accident occurred when the truck that was coming from Abuja axis was trying to make a u-turn at Dutse when the bus coming from Kaduna axis rammed into it, killing 17 people instantly.

“Ten others sustained injuries and were rushed to the hospital by an FRSC official, where three of them also died.

“We had to divert traffic to single lane before we were able to clear the wreckage and allow free flow of traffic,” he said.

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