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Nothing less than six persons were confirmed dead in an accident that occurred along Gusau-Zaria Road, in the Tazame area of Zamfara State.
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According to reports, a Honda car with license number BKA 926 KA coming from Gussau collided with a Golf car, marked, AE 415 GUS traveling to Gussau, Zamfara state capital.
It was reported that the two drivers alongside three other passengers from the cars died on the spot while one later died in the hospital.
Five other passengers in the vehicle including two children sustained serious injuries and have been rushed to the Federal Medical Center Gussau where they are receiving treatment.
An eye witness who narrated the incident to newsmen said the Honda driver was on the phone as well as on a high speed when both vehicles collided.
The eye witness who identified himself as Usman said; “I was in my car returning to Zamfara from Kaduna State when the accident happened. The two vehicles were mangled and I counted five persons lying lifeless on the road.
“Before the FRSC officials arrived at the scene, one of the injured occupants of the Honda told me and some other motorists, who stopped by to assist them, that their driver had been on the phone for a few minutes.
“He said he warned the driver to park or end the call, but he refused until he suddenly lost control of the car, which rammed into the oncoming Golf. Speeding compounded the effect of the accident.”
Usman said the two children, who sustained bruises in the hands and legs, were between the ages of four and eight.
“The bodies of the deceased victims and the injured were taken away by the FRSC officials. Two of the six injured were in a critical condition,” he added.
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