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11 onion traders die, over 50 others injured in Kebbi crash



At least 11 traders transporting onions and other agricultural goods from Goronyo Local Government Area in Sokoto State to Niger State lost their lives in a tragic accident that occoured on Monday,.

The unfortunate event unfolded along Maiyama/Koko Road in the Koko-Besse Local Government Area of Kebbi State. Approximately 50 other passengers sustained injuries in the crash and are presently undergoing medical treatment.

SP Nafiu Abubabar, the state Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday.

The PPRO explained that “on reaching a point near Dada village, Koko/Besse LGA, the driver lost control of the vehicle as the truck head suddenly severed from the body.

“Consequently, the truck head alone swerved into the bush. As a result, 65 passengers, all males from Sokoto State, including the driver, sustained various degrees of serious injuries.

“On receipt of the accident report, a team of traffic policemen from Koko Division rushed to the scene and removed the victims to General Hospital in Koko, where a medical doctor confirmed 11 dead, while the remaining victims are currently responding to treatment,” he said.