14 Persons, 22 Cows Die In Highway Accident

Fourteen persons have been confirmed died in a road accident in Kebbi State.

Twenty-two cows also died in the crash, which happened on Monday at Dada village in Koko-Besse council of Kebbi State.

Forty persons injured in the accident were receiving treatment in hospitals, it was said yesterday.

Police spokesman SP Nafiu Abubakar said the accident happened when a truck conveying passengers and cows from Illela local council of Sokoto State, on its way to Lagos State, hit a stationary truck on the roadside.

Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Magaji Kontagora, said the victims were evacuated to General hospital, Koko, for treatment, where a medical doctor confirmed 14 persons dead.

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