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Nine die in Jigawa auto crash



At least nine persons were confirmed dead on Friday in a fatal auto crash at Ringim Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

The spokesman for the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, Ibrahim Gambo, who confirmed the incident to journalists in Jalingo, said 50 persons sustained various degrees of injuries in the crash that occurred at 6:15 a.m., along the Ringim-Chaichai road.

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According to him, 70 people were involved in the accident which involved an articulated vehicle (DAF Trailer) with registration number TAR 357 XA, driven by one Babangida Muhammad.

The FRSC spokesman blamed the accident on a violation of traffic rules.

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