Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

Accident claims 10 lives, injure 20 others

18 February 2013, 07:30

Kano - Alhaji Kassim Musa, the spokesman of the Kano State Fire Service on Sunday confirmed that 10 persons died and 20 injured in an accident in Dukundai village in Takai local Government Area.

He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), that the accident involved a Toyota bus and J5 bus which caught fire and burnt some of the occupants on Saturday.

He said that the vehicles collided and burst into flames.

Musa said that the accident was the second in two weeks where 10 people had died on the same road.

He said that the firemen were called to the rescue around 11:35 a.m. by villagers, adding that the road had witnessed several fatal accidents over time.

"We have observed that the road has become a terrible place where accidents always happened.

"Just last week, we recorded 10 deaths on that same road and now this.

"The drivers on that route are very reckless and we hope to call a round table with other stakeholders to stop this wanton loss of lives."

Alhaji Kabir Nadabo, the officer in charge of operations of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC), also told NAN that the victims were taken to Sekoni Specialist Hospital, Dutse, Jigawa State.

He attributed the fire incident to the fuel that the bus driver bought few kilometres from the scene of the accident.

In a related development, Musa told NAN that six children, aged between two and 12 lost their lives while seven others were injured in a fire incident at the water board staff quarters in Challawa area of Kano.

He said that the deceased, who were from the same father, were killed when the roof of the building collapsed during the inferno on Saturday.

The spokesman said that the service rescued seven persons from the inferno when it reached the scene at about 12:50 a.m.

- NAN

NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Boko Haram, big oil and the Chad ...

Oil reserves exist in the Chad basin, which is centered in lake Chad which is surrounded by Niger, Cameroon, Chad and Nigeria. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
The #JanjaweedConnection: Boko Ha...

A lot has happened really quickly in recent weeks in regards to the unraveling of the Boko Haram deadly sect. We have several breaking news events that all fit as pieces of the treacherous puzzle Read more...

Submitted by
Sunday Eyitayo Michael
"A Reject's Heart Cries"

Cuddled by the life's suffering as though she's never letting go. Tight embrace from pain; I could feel her innermost warmth. Read more...

Submitted by
Jibunor George Chuks
Sleep, wake up and see things cha...

As we all know, life is a journey which has its different paths. Which ever way you choose to follow will determine where you'll end up at the end.  Read more...

Submitted by
Jibunor George Chuks
Dream dreams

Even if you like dream dreams, without the desire and the drive to soar higher; be rest assured that is better to have a nightmare because it can actually make you to wake up on time. Read more...

Submitted by
Ayk Fowosire
When the customer is always right

I loved Etisalat. In fact, at a time when Nigerians have mastered the art of subscribing to multiple networks so as to buffer one with the other, i have become strictly Etisalat. Read more...