A fatal motor accident has claimed the lives of 17 people and injured 14 others in Katsina State.
Confirming the incident, police authorities in the state noted that the accident involved a motor DAF trailer.
The spokesman for the Katsina State Police Command, Gambo Isah, explained that the accident occurred on Sunday night along the Mai’addua – Shargalle Road in Mashi Local Government Area of the state.
On reaching the scene of the accident, the command’s spokesman said the head of the trailer got disengaged from the carrier and fell under the bridge.
He added that the victims were evacuated to a Primary Healthcare Center in Mashi, where 17 passengers were confirmed dead while 14 other passengers were admitted for various injuries sustained.
According to Isah, the police commissioner has summoned a meeting with all the relevant stakeholders in the transport industry in the state.