423 died in July road accidents – FRSC


The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said 423 persons died and 2,339 others injured in 768 road accidents across the country in July.

The agency disclosed this in the July edition of its monthly “Road Traffic Crash (RTC) Report” released in Abuja on Friday.

According to the report signed by the FRSC Corps Marshal, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, the July death figure represents an increase of 122 or 41 per cent over that of June.

In June, the FRSC recorded 738 accidents nationwide leaving 301 persons dead and 2,157 others injured.

The latest report said the accident cases and persons injured in July were also higher than those of the previous month by 30 and 182 or 4 per cent and 8 per cent respectively.

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) maintained its lead in road accidents among the 36 states with 93 cases resulting in 17 deaths and injury of 167 persons in July.

Kaduna State followed with 54 cases, 43 deaths and 198 cases of injury.

Niger came third with 48 cases, 24 deaths and 148 injured persons.

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SOURCE: THE NATION

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