No fewer than 22 people lost their lives when an articulated vehicle with registration No: WDL 502 XA suffered burst tyre on the Kano-Kaduna Expressway yesterday.
The FRSC Unit Commander in Tashar-Yari, Ahmed Sa’idu-Daura, who was at the scene of the accident at Tashar-Musa, Makarfi Local Government, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Sa’idu-Daura said that 58 others sustained varying degrees of injuries from the accident.
He said the vehicle, which had a tyre burst due to over speeding, was also overloaded with passengers and wood.
Sa’idu-Daura said the injured persons were taken to a primary healthcare centre at Tashar-Yari.