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Family of 7 perish in road accident in Katsina

A ghastly motor accident has killed a family of seven on the Katsina-Kano road in Rimi Local Government Area of Katsina state.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Police Command in the state, Aminu Sadiq, told journalists that the accident happened on Saturday at about 8 p.m at Lambar-Rimi town.

from Kano had a head-on collision.

He added that five persons died on the spot, while two infants later died and four others sustained various degrees of injuries.

“They (those who sustained injuries) were rushed to the Katsina General Hospital for medical treatment,’’ the PPRO said.

Sadiq who said the police were investigating the cause of the accident advised motorists to always obey traffic rules and regulations to reduce road accidents.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the dead were said to be members of the family of one Alhaji Abashe Sarkin-kasuwa, of Kankia Local Government Area of the state.

They have been buried according to Islamic injunction in Kankia, their home town.