15 Die in Jigawa Road Accident


No fewer than 15 persons have lost their live in a ghastly auto accident along the Achilafiya-Karnaya road in Yan Kwadhi local government area of Jigawa on Sunday.

The spokesman of the state police command, Lawan Shiisu, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday, said the accident which involved two cars occurred at about 5:00 p.m. in the area.

He said: “The cars coming from opposite sides of the road collided when one of the vehicles tried to avoid a pothole.

“The vehicles involved were a Golf car with registration No. XA 361 BCH and a Golf wagon with registration No. FST 276 CX.

“The two cars burst into flames, one of the drivers and a passenger were burnt beyond recognition.”

Shiisu said the other driver simply identified as Ashiru Sani and 12 other passengers were confirmed dead by a medical doctor at a health facility in the area.

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