Five die in Katsina auto crash
Katsina State command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the death of five persons in a motor accident during the Ed-el-Fitr celebration in the state.
Three people were also injured in the crash.
The state FRSC sector commander, Alhaji Habu Dauda, who confirmed this to journalist in Katsina, said the accident occurred on Friday at about 4.30 pm on Katsina-Dutsinma road.
He said the incident happened in Batagarawa local government area when two Peugeot cars model 406 and 307 with registration numbers EW 527 ABC and FL 121 RET, respectively, collided.
Following the incident he said, five persons: three men and two women, died instantly while three others were injured.
He said the FRSC rescue team which arrived at the scene few minutes after the accident took the injured persons to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Katsina for treatment.
He also said the bodies of the deceased were deposited at the FMC mortuary.
Dauda said the accident was caused by dangerous over-taking.
The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that four of the deceased persons were from the same family.