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12 burnt beyond recognition in Kano auto crash



At least 12 persons have been burnt to death in an auto crash that occurred at Tsamawa Town, Garun Malam Local Government Area of Kano State.

The Public Relations Officer of the State Fire Service, Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi, confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday, March 1.

“We received a distress call from one Isah Mai-Fetur at about 3:00p.m that a commercial Hiace bus and another J5-bus had collided and instantly burst into flames,” the statement reads.

“Upon receiving the information, we quickly sent our rescue team to the scene at about 3:12 p.m. to rescue the victims,’’


He said that the 11 persons in the Hiace bus were coming from Zaria road to Kano, while one person in the J5-bus was also going to Kano from Zaria.

Abdullahi said that all the 12 persons were burnt beyond recognition in the accident he attributed to overspeeding.

He also advised motorists to always drive carefully to avoid unforeseen circumstances.

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