12 persons burnt to death in an auto crash



An auto crash that occurred at Tsamawa Town, Garun Malam Local Government Area of Kano State has burnt to death not fewer than 12 persons.

This is contained in a press statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the State Fire Service, Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi, on Tuesday in Kano.

“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.

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

He revealed 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, and has also attributed the accident to overspeeding.

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

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