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Auto Crash Claims Eighteen Passengers, Others Sustains Injuries


THE Federal Road Safety Sector Commander Mr Ibrahim Abdullahi has said that no fewer than Eighteen Passengers were killed in an auto crash on Friday at Zakirai town on Kano-Ringim Road in Gabasawa Local Government Area of Kano state.

It was reported that Twelve other persons were also injured in the crash while five escaped unhurt.


Some of the Corpses were given mass burial at the accident scene, while others were handed over to their relatives for proper burial based on religious re99

Abdullahi confirmed in a statement issued by the Sector’s Spokesman, Mr Abdullahi Labaran yesterday that the accident involved two Commercial vehicles.

“We received a call about the accident at about 8:35 p.m. on Friday and dispatched our personnel to the scene to rescue the victims,’’ Abdullahi said.

He blamed the accident on excessive speeding, dangerous driving and overloading which led to a head-on collision and the bursting into flames of one of the vehicles.

“The accident involved a total of 35 passengers in two buses, out of which 18 were burnt beyond recognition while 12 others sustained serious injuries,’’ he said.

Ibrahim said the injured victims were taken to Murtala Mohammed General Hospital, Kano.

He advised motorists to avoid over speeding, overloading, wrongful overtaking, dangerous driving and any infraction that could lead to road crashes.

The sector commander expressed regret at the magnitude of avoidable road crashes recorded in Kano state in the past week.

The Commander however called on Motorists, particularly intercity and inter-state drivers to desist from overloading, excessive speeding, wrongful overtaking to avoid crashes.

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