UPDATED: 12 die, 26 injured in Kano auto crash


The Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) on Wednesday in Kano, confirmed that 12 people died in a ghastly auto crash on Wudil- Maiduguri road, in Gaya Local Government area of the State.

According to the Public Relations Officer of the Kano Sector Command of (FRSC), Kabiru Daura, 26 people were injured, comprising 19 male and five female adults.

He said two vehicles, a Volkswagen Golf and a Hiace (Hummer) bus, with registration Number BBR 690 AA and KTG 467 YG, all commercial vehicles were heading from Azare to Kano, Kano-Maiduguri with 38 passengers on board the vehicles.

According to an eyewitness account, the accident occurred at Tsaida village, near Gaya town, in Gaya Local Government Area of Kano state, at about 11:20 am.

The FRSC spokesman said the corpse of the victims and those, who sustained injuries have been rushed to Gaya General Hospital.
Chairman of Gaya Local Government, Ahmed T, Abdullahi, who also confirmed the incident.
He said: ”The LG has already rendered support to the victims through treatment.”

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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