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FRSC laments increasing number of unclaimed corpses of accident victims

The road safety agency said that most of the cases involved commercial vehicles that are fond of operating without a traveller manifest.

• July 27, 2022
Road accident scene and FRSC officers
Road accident scene and FRSC officers

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has decried the rising numbers of unclaimed corpses of accident victims.

Idris Yahaya, Deputy Route Commander (DRC) and the Zaria spokesperson, said this in an interview with on Tuesday in Zaria.

Mr Yahaya, who did not disclose the number of unclaimed corpses deposited by the unit at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) morgue, Zaria, however, said the figure was alarming as most of the cases involved commercial vehicles.

He added that the unit was working towards obtaining the approval of the chairman, Sabon Gari Local Government Council of Kaduna State, to bury the unclaimed dead bodies deposited at the morgue of ABUTH.

He, therefore, advised road transport workers on the importance of maintaining traveller manifest at motor parks for easy identification of victims in case of road accidents.

Mr Yahaya also decried the high rate of accidents recorded between Dumbin Rauga to Yan Karfe in Zaria.

He added that from January to June, Dumbin Rauga and Yan Karfe axis recorded 44 accidents with 83 deaths and 191 serious injuries.

Mr Yahaya disclosed that the unit planned to bring key stakeholders together to brainstorm and fashion out sustainable ways of addressing road traffic accidents along the Kaduna-Zaria-Kano highway.

However, in a separate interview, Ahmad Bello, the chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, ABUTH, said he was unaware of the unclaimed corpses of accident victims at the hospital.

Mr Bello added that if there was any complaint from anybody, such complaint was yet to reach his table. 

(NAN)

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