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12 Dead, 6 Injured in Auto Crash Along Kaduna-Abuja Highway

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Twelve people have been reported dead, while six have been injured in a fatal road accident in Kaduna State.

The accident was reported to have happened in Nasarawa Doka, along Kaduna-Abuja Highway in Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Monday, August 30.

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Confirming the incident, the State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said that the accident was caused by the brake failure of a Toyota Hiace.

“Security agencies have reported to the Kaduna State Government that 12 persons have died and six others are injured following a ghastly road traffic crash which occurred on Monday afternoon in Nasarawa Doka, along the Kaduna-Abuja road in Kachia LGA,” he stated.

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“The crash involved a lone Toyota Hiace bus conveying 18 passengers from Zaria to Abuja. The cause of the crash has been identified as a brake failure following a tyre explosion.

Twelve passengers died on the spot. The six injured passengers were rushed to hospital.”

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Aruwan also said that Governor Nasir El-Rufai has expressed his sadness and condolences to the victim’s family, also urging citizens to adhere to traffic rules as they ply the road.

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