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12 persons die on Kaduna-Abuja road

Twelve persons were on Monday killed and six injured in a ghastly road traffic crash involving a lone Toyota Hiace bus conveying 18 passengers from Zaria to Abuja, on Kaduna-Abuja road of Kaduna State.

Penpushing reports that, Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan confirmed the incident, in a statement adding that  security agencies had reported to the government that 12 persons died and six others injured following the ghastly road traffic crash.

The commissioner  explained that, the cause of the crash which occured within the axis of Kachia Local Government Area was identified as a brake failure following a tyre explosion, adding that, twelve passengers died on the spot, while the six injured passengers were rushed to hospital,.

Penpushing further reports that, Aruwan said the governor had expressed sadness at the report and sent condolences to the families of the dead victims, as he offered prayers for the repose of their souls.

The Governor wished the injured persons a quick recovery and implored citizens to continue to drive safely, pay attention to the condition of their vehicles and observe traffic rules as they ply major highways.

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