Seven persons, including a teenage girl, were killed while five other people sustained serious injuries in a motor accident along Kano-Gumel high way in Jigawa.
Hafiz Muhammad, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Unit Commander in Gumel, who confirmed the accident in Hadejia, said the accident occurred at about 1:50 p.m on Tuesday, when a Toyota car with registration number GNM 149 AA collided with a Volkswagen car with plate number KMC 905 AH.
The commander said preliminary investigations showed that the driver of the Toyota car lost control following a tire burst and collided with the oncoming vehicle.
He explained that the Toyota car burst into flames as result of which two of its occupants were burnt to ashes. “Five persons including a small girl were also killed while five others sustained serious injuries,” he said.
Muhammad said the corpses have been deposited at the General Hospital, Gumel, where the wounded are also currently receiving treatment.