A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Katsina State, Alhaji Sada Jamoh Funtua, has lost eight family members to auto crash. The victims, four children and three women, were crushed to death by a tanker driver along Kano-Malumfashi road.
The incident reportedly occurred at Tashar-Kaji village in Malumfashi local government area on Sunday when the driver of the victims while attempting to dodge a pothole, was run into by the tanker.
Information Nigeria gathered that among the victims were a pregnant woman, Funtua’s aged aunt and four children who were between the ages of three and four.
Funtua explained that the deceased were returning from Kano state where they attended a wedding of a family relation when they met their untimely death.
“When the driver of the tanker crushed his victims seven of them died on the spot while the eighth victim died this morning (yesterday). It is a tragic, shocking and bitter experience,” Funtua said.