Three Athletes Killed During Marathon Race In Kebbi As Reckless FRSC Driver Crashes Van

By GARBA MUHAMMAD on December 31, 2021

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Three athletes were confirmed dead and several injured in a road accident involving the operational van of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Zuru Unit Command, Kebbi State on Thursday.

Eyewitnesses said the FRSC van was overloaded with athletes being conveyed to Gamji, along Zuru-Rijau road; driving recklessly on the road close to a town called Amanawa.

The athletes were said to have taken off from the Zuru Township Stadium in the FRSC van to Gamji, a starting point for the annual marathon race of about 8 kilometres to the finishing line back in the Township Stadium Zuru.  

An eyewitness, Masaudu Mangorori, said the driver of a vehicle behind the FRSC van tried to wave them down to reduce speed when suddenly, the van started swaying and eventually summersaulted with the overloaded athletes.

“We evacuated many of the victims to the nearby Army Barracks Clinic, Zuru, while others were taken to Martha Bamaiyi General Hospital, Zuru, where three of them died,” he said.

The coach of the athletes, Abubakar Sadiq, said one of the athletes died instantly, while two others died at the hospital.

Assistant Superintendent Police (ASP) Didiye Dada of the Police Motor Traffic Department (MTD), Zuru, said the unit commander alerted them of the accident when it occurred in the morning.

“The FRSC van and an ambulance were conveying the athletes to the marathon staring point in Gamji. While on their way the rear shaft of the van pulled out, which resulted to summersault of the van where many were severely injured, three others died in the hospital,” she stated.

ASP Dada gave the names of those who lost their lives as Hauwa Ibrahim, Abdulrahman Abubakar and Bello Lawal Saidu.

“As I speak with you five of the FRSC personnel including the driver are among those injured are also receiving treatment in the hospital,” she added.

The Zuru Unit Commander of FRSC could not be reached for comment.

However, the van involved in the accident was immediately towed away from the scene of the accident by the FRSC operatives. (Text, excluding headline: News Express Nigeria)

•File photo of accidented FRSC vehicle 

Source Daily Sports

Posted December 31, 2021


 

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