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Seven cows, three persons die in Kebbi truck accident


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Three persons lost their lives, while 24 others were hospitalised in an accident involving a truck loaded with cows along the Kalgo-Jega Road in Kebbi State.

The loaded truck was heading to Lagos from Birnin Kebbi when the accident occurred on Saturday afternoon.

An eyewitness, Saidu Ibrahim, said that the accident was as a result of a tyre blowout.

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He said the truck, which was also loaded with other goods and passengers, somersaulted when one of the tyres blew out.

“The driver suddenly lost control of the truck while he was trying to stop it when the tyres burst. The driver cabin got separated from the main body and rammed to the ground,” he explained.

The Public Relations Officer, Federal Roads Safety Corps in the state, Abdullahi Muhammad, confirmed the accident, saying the injured were rushed to the Medical Centre, Kalgo.

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He stated,

“Three persons died on the spot, while 24 others were rushed to the hospital; we also recorded the death of seven cows.

“It (accident) happened when the driver of the truck lost control of the vehicle following a tyre blowout.