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17 persons died on Tuesday while four others were injured in an auto crash that occurred on Kwali-Abaji Road, before Awawa in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

Kazeem noted that the crash which occurred about 6:30 a.m. involved two vehicles – a DAF Trailer with registration number BAU 632 XA and a Toyota Bus with registration details GME 201 ZU.

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He added that the 22 persons involved in the accident were all males, adding that the injured victims were provided first-aid treatment by rescue workers before being taken to the hospital.

The statement also read that “the main cause of the crash according to the report are, excessive speed (Speed Limit Violation) and fatigue.

It was reported that the injured were rushed to the Abaji General Hospital while the remains of the dead victims were deposited at the mortuary.

Meanwhile, the Acting Corps Marshal, Dauda Biu advised drivers against violating the prescribed speed limit.

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According to him, drivers’ attitudes necessitated the sensitisation and subsequent enforcement of compulsory installation of Speed Limiting Devices.

He also urged drivers to avoid night trips and always observe 30 minutes rest after every four hours drive to avoid accidents on the highways.

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