Nigeria - Road Accident Claims 16 Lives In Far Northwest Village

A motor accident at Durbundai village in Takai Local Council of Kano State, which is some a few kilometres from Jigawa State, has claimed not less than 16 people, members of the same family and indigenes of Waza village in Birninkudu Local Council of Jigawa state.
The accident, which occurred on Saturday, an eye-witness confirmed, also injured seven persons, who are receiving treatment at Rasheed Shekoni Special Hospital Dutse.

The eyewitness told reporters that the two vehicles, a Toyota Siena and Ford bus, which were coming from opposite directions, had a head on collision, claiming the lives of 11 passengers instantly.

Continuing, he stated that there were two occupants in the Toyota, a male and female, adding that he could not ascertain the number of passengers in the Ford bus but he indicated that the bus was over-loaded.

The Birninkudu Local Council Chairman, Alhaji Khali Ibrahim confirmed the accident. He said the victims were on their way to Tsangaya village of Albasu Local Council in Kano State to attend a wedding Fatiya of their relation.

Ibrahim explained that “when the accident occurred, 11 people died on the spot, adding that three died later in the hospital same Saturday and on Sunday morning, another two also passed on.

The chairman explained further that the nine dead bodies received mass burial at Waza village while two were buried at Unguwar Bashe village, a few kilometres to Waza.

The Chairman promised to foot the medical bills of those admitted in Rasheed Shekoni Specialist hospital,

Governor Sule Lamido  has visited the injured victims at the hospital and has also paid condolence visits to the families of the deceased.
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