Shina J. O
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says 35 lives were lost in two road crashes in Kebbi between March 26 and 27 in the state.
The State Sector Commander of the Corps, Yusuf Haruna-Aliyu, made the disclosure to journalists in Binrin Kebbi
He said that 40 lives rescued sustained varying degree of injuries in the accidents which involved 75 persons and three vehicles.
” Twelve persons lost their lives in fatally motor accident involving two vehicles along Kalgo- Bunza road on March 26 while 23 persons lost their lives in a truck from Illela heading to Ibadan along Jega- Koko road on March 27, and the truck was carrying assorted grains and people on top.
“The rescued survivors have been taken to general hospital in Kalgo and Jega local government areas, respectively,” he said.
“All of these accidents are caused by overloading, over- speeding and used of expired tyres,” he said.
He than cautioned motorists, especially commercial vehicle operators to shunned over- speeding and using of expired tyres to enhance safety on the road.
The sector commander also warned against use of illicit substances by drivers, saying passengers should not fold their arms and watch drivers recklessly driving them.