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14 burnt to death in Kano auto crash

The Federal Road Safety Corps has confirmed the death of 14 passengers who were burnt to death along Gaya-Wudil road in Kano State following an accident involving a Toyota Hummer bus and a Hyundai jeep.

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 7.45pm.

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 7.30pm 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 over speeding and dangerous overtaking.

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

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