Thursday, 22 September 2016

3 dead, 14 missing, after bus conveying family members plunge into river in Kaduna state

Three persons have been confirmed dead while fourteen others were injured after an 18-seater bus carrying members of a family plunged into River Rijana on Kaduna-Abuja expressway Tuesday September 20th. Confirming the incident, the Head of Operations,‎ Kaduna Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Salisus Galadunci, said only person survived the horrible accident.
“The incident was reported by the only survivor, a woman who managed to report to an FRSC ambulance stationed at Doka unit, along Kaduna-Abuja expressway, around 7 am on Wednesday.

Rescuers from FRSC Doka, Katari and Kakau were immediately dispatched with ambulances, and with support of local divers to search for survivors. Eventually, only three bodies were recovered, while the remaining persons could not be found, including the survivor’s daughter,” he said

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