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  • Updated: November 08, 2022

14 Burn To Death In Kano Road Accident

14 Burn To Death In Kano Road Accident

Accident scene

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Kano command has on Tuesday confirmed the death of fourteen passengers, who were burnt to death on Gaya-Wudil road on Sunday night.

The state sector commander, Zubairu Mato said the accident involved a Toyota Hummer bus and a Hyundai jeep.

The bus with registration number, GML 102 TA belonging to Kano Line was coming from Gombe State when it collided with the jeep, at about 7.30 pm on Sunday night.

According to Mato, Road Safety officials arrived at the scene of the accident that occurred at Rege village by Antukuwani, on Kano –Gaya road at 7.45 pm.

‘’Thirteen passengers were burnt to death on the spot with 6 others injured in the accident,‘’ Mato said.

The fourteenth passenger, a female, died on Monday in the Intensive Care Unit of Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH)

She is the second sibling to die in the accident.

The FRSC Commander attributed the accident to overspeeding and dangerous overtaking.

He urged drivers to always ensure the use of speed limit devices and avoid dangerous overtaking.

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A'isha Ahmad
A'isha Ahmad

Kano based Nigerian  Broadcast journalist, writer, reseacher. You can reach out via [email protected]

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