A road crash involving a truck loaded with onions occurred on Monday in Gusau, resulting in the death of four of its passengers, with others sustaining various degrees of injury.

Confirming the incident, the Sector Commandant, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Zamfara Command, Idris Fika, blamed the truck’s reckless driver for the crash.

Mr. Fika said the truck, which was coming from Goronyo town in Sokoto, crashed at Lalan Roundabout as the driver lost control and the vehicle somersaulted, thereby killing the four passengers instantly.


Those who sustained injuries were rushed to the Federal Medical Centre Gusau and Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital in Gusau.

Mr. Fika added that the driver fled the accident scene, but the police impounded the truck pending his apprehension and prosecution.

He maintained that all people involved in the crash were the truck’s passengers, pointing out that no other vehicle was involved in the lone accident.

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