Sports minister escapes death in crash as driver killed


The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung on Saturday escaped death in auto crash involving his convoy that claimed the life of a driver and injured 20 others.

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According to multiple media reports, the accident occurred in Gombe when Dalung visited the state.

“We received the minister at the airport and on our way back to town, a Peugeot 406 car entered the motorcade of the minister, hitting the pilot car.

“The Peugeot car was set ablaze. We were able to bring out three persons from the Peugeot car, while the driver got burnt in the car.

“In the other bus, among the minister’s motorcade, we also brought out people. All the injured persons have been taken to Gombe Specialist Hospital and the Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe,” Officer-in-Charge of a local security outfit, Gombe State Marshal, Mr. Sunday Jika, told newsmen.


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