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15 Killed In Sokoto As Driver Fell Asleep & Bus Fell Into River Rima In Goronyo LGA

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15 Killed In Sokoto As Driver Fell Asleep & Bus Fell Into River Rima In Goronyo LGA

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Nov 9, 2014 – 15 Killed In Sokoto As Driver Fell Asleep & Bus Fell Into River Rima In Goronyo LGA

Bus Driver Falls Asleep On Wheel, Kills 15 Passengers As Truck Plunges Into River Rima In Goronyo Sokoto

15 indigenes of Dan Wawaru village in Sokoto met their untimely deaths on Thursday when the driver of the bus taking them home suffered sudden sleep attack while driving.

The Avensis Toyota truck was said to have carried 17 passengers at the time of the accident and only 2 of them survived.

The disaster happened in Goronyo Local Government Area of Sokoto State.bus fell into river sokoto

According to an eyewitness, the victims were returning from an Islamic event to their hometown in Dan-Wawaru village en-route Takakume village in the same local government area when their bus plunged into River Rima .

“They attended a re­ligious ceremony on the fateful day and the driver was assumed to have fallen asleep, and as a result he lost control of the vehicle,” the witness said.

The incident has been confirmed by Sokoto Police DSP Al Mustapha Sani. He said the deceased were evacuated by the policemen attached to Goronyo division.

They have all been buried in accordance to Islamic rites.



  1. Alladin style

    November 9, 2014 at 5:31 AM

    what kind of driver will do such

  2. Metu Nyetu

    November 9, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    @Alladin, u shdnt hv askd dat question. D driver wznt intent on killn himslf & his passangers. I do drive, nt priv8, bt commercial. I knw wat it feels like wen stress attaks a driver. I once dosed off behind d steering one nite, bt thanks b2God I woke up & found my car stil on course.
    One thing u may do if u’r driving & sleep wants 2 steal ur eyes, jst pull ova @ a safe corner, xplain 2 ur passangers u need2work out for, say 10 mins. Afta d exercise, wash ur face wit water, den u’l feel beta & re-enta ur car refreshd.
    Wen d journey resumes, u’l find dat ur passangers would den bcm alert & start up a conversation; it is often wen there is no conversation in d vehicle dat dis sort of thing hapns.
    Driving isnt easy, & passangers alwz misundstnd, misjudge drivers. I wdnt say dat dis driver wz careless. Wat came 2 him jst ova2k him.

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