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14 burnt to death in Kano auto accident

By Baba Aminu

Fourteen passengers were burnt to death on Gaya-Wudil road in an accident involving a Toyota Hummer bus and a Hyundai jeep. FRSC confirmed to SOLACEBASE.

SOLACEBASE reports 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 7.30pm on Sunday night.

Kano FRSC Sector Commander, Zubairu Mato told SOLACEBASE on Tuesday that Road Safety officials arrived the scene of the accident that occurred at Rege village by Antukuwani, on Kano–Gaya road at 7.45pm.

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“thirteen passengers were burnt to death on the spot with 6 others injured in the accident,’’ Mato said.
SOLACEBASE was informed of the death of one of the passengers, a female that died on Monday morning at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, (AKTH) Intensive Care Unit, by the family who said with the death, they lost two sisters in the accident.

The FRSC Commander attributed the accident to over speeding and dangerous overtaking.

He urged drivers to always ensure the use of speed limit device and avoid dangerous overtaking.

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