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19 dead, 26 injured as buses collide in Kano

19 dead, 26 injured as buses collide in Kano
January 06
18:45 2022

A total of 19 persons have been confirmed dead, while 26 others sustained injuries in an auto crash that occurred in Kano on Thursday.

The accident occurred at Bagauda area, near the Nigeria Law School campus on the Kano-Zaria road in Minjibir LGA.

According to NAN, Zubairu Mato, sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kano, confirmed the incident in a statement.

He said the accident involved two commercial buses with registration numbers, KBT 152 XA and NSR 275 ZX.

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“We received a call at about 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 6, 2022. On receiving the information, we quickly dispatched our personnel and vehicle to the scene of the incident to rescue the victims at 7:40 a.m.,” the statement reads.

The sector commander added that the accident occurred as a result of “excessive speed, dangerous driving and loss of control, which led to a head-on collision”.

He also said upon colliding, the vehicles were engulfed in flames.

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“The accident involved a total of 45 passengers in the two buses, out of which 14 adult males, four adult females and one male child lost their lives, while 26 others sustained serious injuries,” he said.

Mato said the injured persons were taken to Kura General Hospital for treatment, while the corpses of the deceased were handed over to their relatives at the Bebeji police division.

The sector commander advised motorists to “avoid speeding, overtaking, dangerous driving and any infraction that could lead to road crash especially using of phone while driving”.

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