Sad: Vehicle plunges into Sokoto river, 15 passengers drown

No fewer than 15 passengers drowned at the weekend when their vehicle plunged into River Rima in Goronyo local government of Sokoto State.
The deceased, according to reports, were said to be travelling back to their hometown, Dan-Wauru village, from Takakume village in the same locality.
Reports further stated the passengers were returning from a religious ceremony when their driver fell asleep.

The spokesman of Sokoto Police command, DSP Al-Mustapha Sani, confirmed the incident yesterday.
Sani said that the ill-fated Avensis Toyota model vehicle was conveying 17 persons at the time of the accident with only two surviving.
He said that the remains of the deceased had been evacuated by the men attached to the Goronyo Police Division.
Sani said that the dead persons had since been buried by their respective families, according to Islamic rites.
Governor Aliyu Wamakko condoled with families of the deceased.

He urged the bereaved families to regard the incident as an act of God.
Wamakko, who was apparently shocked by the incident, prayed God for the repose of their souls.

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