PDP CONVENTION: Nine Delegates Killed in Vehicle Accident

No fewer than nine members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), returning from the party’s special convention in Abuja, have perished in a deadly vehicles accident along Abuja-Jos highway.

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According to the first reports from Kafanchan in Kaduna state, at least nine youth were confirmed dead after the bus they were travelling in was involved in a fatal car crash.

The Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) later confirmed the crash.

The statement by FRSC said the accident took place about 38 km from Kafanchan on the Kafanchan -Forest route, at past 8 a.m. on September 1, 2013, Sunday, and that it involved two vehicles, a Volkswagen Salon with reg. no RAN 107 SA and a Toyota Hiace bus registered XA 399 SHR.

FRSC also added that crash left nine persons dead and another nine injured. Victims were taken to Genearal Hopital, Kafanchan.

The bus was ferrying the contingent of the Adamawa state’s PDP youth leader.

We also gathered that many others are injured, three of whom have been evacuated to the Federal Orthopedic Hospital Kano because of the degree of their fractures.

Source: Premium Times

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