30 persons killed, 245 injured in Gombe auto crashes


The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Gombe State has disclosed that in first quarter of 2019, 30 persons died, while 245 were injured in 57 road accidents involving 91 vehicles.

State Sector Commander FRSC, Godwin Omiko, stated this in Gombe yesterday at a media briefing as part of activities to mark the 2019 United Nations (UN) Global Road Safety Week.

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“A total of 57 crashes involving 91 vehicles, killing 30 persons while 245 persons were injured in the first quarter of 2019 and in the last quarter of 2018 reports of road traffic crashes shows that 71 crashes were reported involving 96 vehicles killing 30 persons while 218 were injured,” he said.

Omiko added that in spite of progress made in most countries, recent studies show that road traffic injuries are now the leading killer of children and young people between the ages of five and 29 globally.

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