8 killed, 47 injured in Yobe road accident

Eight travellers were on Wednesday killed, while 47 others were injured in an accident involving two trucks along Potiskum-Nangere road in Yobe State.

The accident occurred when the travellers were on their way to a popular weekly cattle market in Potiskum, with one of the trucks losing control and ramming into the other.

An eyewitness, Adamu Hassan, told newsmen that the corpses have been evacuated to Potiskum Specialist Hospital, while the injured were taken to General Hospital Sabon Garin Nangere for medical treatment.

Muhammad Kawuwale, a personnel of the Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), who confirmed the incident said eight people were confirmed dead, while 47 sustained varying degrees of injuries.

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“We also gathered that 47 sustained injuries. Out of this number, 26 are from Nangere while 21 hail from Potiskum LGA”, he said.

He added that SEMA had provided free drugs and other necessary interventions to the victims.

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