Graphic: Ghastly auto crash claims 22 lives including members of wedding party in Sokoto State

At least 22 persons have died and scores injured in a ghastly motor accident along Kware-Gwadabawa road in Sokoto state on Sunday.

The accident involving a truck and a Toyota Sporadic vehicle which was said to be conveying a newly wedded bride and some members of her family occurred around 8pm.

According to eyewitness accounts, the truck was coming from Illela local government area of Sokoto when one of its tyres busted and as such rammed into the Spora which was coming from Kware local government, leading to loss of lives, mostly women, children and elderly people.

However, the spokesman of the Sokoto state Sector Command, Aliyu Kanya said the accident was caused by over speeding and claimed 20 lives while 12 others including the bride sustained various degrees of injuries. He said that the injured ones were responding to treatment at the hospital.

 Graphic: Ghastly auto crash claims 22 lives including members of wedding party in Sokoto State Graphic: Ghastly auto crash claims 22 lives including members of wedding party in Sokoto State

 Graphic: Ghastly auto crash claims 22 lives including members of wedding party in Sokoto State Graphic: Ghastly auto crash claims 22 lives including members of wedding party in Sokoto State