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One Dead, 20 Injured as minister, Solomon Dalung escapes death in crash



An accident involving the convoy of the Minister of Youth and Sports , Solomon Dalung , has led to the death of one person while 20 others sustained various degrees of injury .
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Officer – in – Charge of a local security outfit , Gombe State Marshal, Mr . Sunday Jika , who was on the minister ’ s entourage , confirmed the accident to journalists in Gombe on Saturday .
Jika said , “ 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 , ” he said .

A NAN correspondent , who was at the Specialist Hospital and FTH , saw doctors attending to patients at the casualty department of the hospital .

The Deputy Medical Director , FTH Gombe , Dr Zainab Kaltungo, declined comment .

The Sector Commander , Federal Road Safety Corps , Dr Godwin Omiko , told NAN that he had yet to be briefed on the accident .

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