Fourteen Passengers Burnt To Death In Kano Accident


The Federal Road Safety Corps has confirmed that fourteen passengers were burnt to death in a tragic accident involving a Toyota Hummer bus and a Hyundai jeep, along the Gaya-Wudil road in Kano State.

Zubairu Mato, the Kano FRSC Sector Commander, Zubairu Mato, disclosed this to newsmen on Tuesday.

He said the accident occurred at 7:45pm and that road safety officials promptly arrived at the scene at Rege Village by Antukuwani, on Kano-Gaya road to help victims.

”At about 7:30pm on Sunday night there was a collision between a bus with registration number, GML 102 TA belonging to Kano Line was coming from Gombe State and a jeep.

“Thirteen passengers were burnt to death on the spot with 6 others injured in the accident.”

”One of the female passengers died on Monday morning at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital intensive care unit”.

Zubairu Mato said the accident was caused by overspeeding and dangerous overtaking.

The FRSC Sector Commander enjoined drivers and travellers to always ensure the use of speed limit devices and avoid dangerous overtaking while driving on highways.

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