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14 Passengers Die In Ghastly Accident In Kano – FRSC


Fourteenth passengers have been reportedly  burnt to death in an accident along Gaya-Wudil road in Kano State.

Kano FRSC Sector Commander, Zubairu Mato, who disclosed this to newsmen on Tuesday said the accident involved a Toyota Hummer bus and a Hyundai keep.

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, therefore, advised drivers and travellers to always ensure the use of speed limit devices and avoid dangerous overtaking while driving on highways.

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