13 passengers burnt to death in Kano auto crash

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Thirteen passengers have been burnt to death in an automobile accident in Kano. The accident, which involved a Toyota Hummer bus and a Hyundai jeep, also left six people terribly injured.

The Federal Road Safety Corps confirmed the death of the 13 passengers who were burnt to death along the Gaya-Wudil road in Kano State.

The Kano FRSC Sector Commander, Zubairu Mato, confirmed the number of deaths on Tuesday.

He said 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.

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He explained that 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.

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

It was gathered that one of the female passengers died on Monday morning at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital intensive care unit.

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

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