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19 Nigerians Die in Auto Crash

[dropcap]N[/dropcap]ot less than 19 persons have died in a ghastly motor accident along Kano – Katsina Road, Nigeria.

The Public Relations Officer of the the nation’s Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, Mr Kabir Ibrahim-Daura, disclosed this in Kano on Saturday.

According to him, the incident occurred near Lambun Garban Bichi, on the outskirts of Bichi town, around 8:30 a.m. on Friday.when a Peugeot J5 bus and a Toyota C20 bus had a head-on collision, as one of the drivers of the vehicles wanted to overtake the other vehicle at a sharp bend.

He said the two vehicles bust into flames as a result of which 18 out of the 34 passengers in the vehicles were burnt to ashes.

“There were 34 passengers on board the two vehicles,” he explained.  “So 18 were burnt to ashes, while the other one died later in the hospital.”

Kabir-Daura said the remaining 15 persons who sustained various injuries were taken to Bichi General Hospital by the Corps’ personnel for treatment.

He attributed the accident to wrong overtaking and speeding, and urged drivers to always obey traffic rules and regulations to avoid road accident on the Highways.

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