The Federal Road Safety Corps, Kaduna Sector Command says four persons died and 56 others sustained injuries in a road crash on the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway.

The Sector Commander, Mr Kabir Nadabo, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna that the road traffic crash occurred at Sabon Sara village along the expressway on Tuesday.

Nadabo said the tragic accident involved a trailer (Iveco) with registration number MKA 99YS and it occurred at around 03:30hrs.

β€œThe combined rescue teams of RS1.113 Zhipe and RS1.17 Birnin Yero conducted the rescue,” he said.

According to him, the initial investigation revealed that the cause of the crash was the overloading of goods and humans as well as fatigue.

Nadabo said, β€œFurther investigation of the incident shows that 73 people were involved in the crash, 59 got injured, and sadly, four were deceased.”

He said the injured had been conveyed to St. Gerard and AP Smart Hospitals, all in Kakuri.

Nadabo explained that the FRSC would continue to call on the motoring public to adhere to all safety regulations on the road, adding, β€œAs you all know, the Yuletide season is the most traveled period of the year, thus the frequent road traffic crashes experienced.”

He reassured the public that the corps was doing everything possible to curtail the menace of crashes and save lives and property

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