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Autocrash Kills 10 Die In Katsina



No fewer than 10 passengers died and over 20 escaped with different degrees of injuries in a fatal accident in Batsari local government area of Katsina State. The death toll was said to have risen to 10 as one of the two in a critical condition died later in a Kano hospital, Kano but other with less severe injuries were rushed to Federal Medical Centre Katsina; Gen. Ahmadi Rimi Specialist Hospital Katsina; Katsina General Hospitals and Batsari General Hospital respectively.A number of the victims were said to be returning from the swearing-in ceremony of the Transition Committee chairman of Batsari LGA, Alhaji Mannir Mu’azu Ruma, and 33 other transition committee chairmen in Katsina on Monday when the tragedy struck. LEADERSHIP gathered that the accident occurred at Yar’Maiwa village in the local government area as a Golf Volkswagen wagon in the entourage of Ruma slammed into an incoming J5 Peugeot bus conveying women to a naming ceremony at Bakiyawa village in neighbouring Batagarwa local government area. The spokesman of Batsari LGA, Mallam Isah Rimi, who confirmed the incident yesterday, assured the government’s commitment to the quick recovery of the hospitalised victims as the people of the area pray God to grant the families of the deceased persons the fortitude to bear the loss.