The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed that no fewer than 19 persons died and 38 persons got injured in a ghastly road accident on Daudawa-Funtua road in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Mr Godwin Ngeuku, made the confirmation to newsmen, yesterday, in Katsina.
He said the incident happened, yesterday morning, at Daudawa, few kilometres to Funtua Local Government Area of Katsina State involving a Mitsubishi canter vehicle.
The sector commander said that the driver suddenly lost control of the vehicle while speeding, and thereby skidded up the road, somersaulted and killed some passengers instantly.
He said that the vehicle, with registration number DKA 654 ZP, was on its way to Sokoto axis with about 57 passengers when the incident occurred.
The sector commander said that FRSC rescue team immediately rushed to the scene of the accident and took the injured persons to Funtua General Hospital for medical attention and evacuated the corpses.
Ngueku urged drivers to desist from overloading, speeding and continue to abide by the traffic rules and regulations as part of measures to avert crashes on the highways.