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Tragic Auto Crash Claims the Lives of 22 Bauchi Students

A teacher and Twenty-Two students of Government Secondary School, Misau Local Government Area of Bauchi State on an excursion died, yesterday, in an auto crash at Gaya, 65 kilometres south of Kano.

Mr. Kabir Ibrahim-Daura, the Public Relations Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps in Kano State, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the accident occurred around 11 am near Tsaida village in Gaya Local Government Area of the state.

According to him, the students were travelling to Kano for an excursion when their bus had a head on collusion with a DAF truck carrying tomatoes.

He said the 22 students and their driver died in the accident, while three others sustained serious injuries.

“Of the 22 students, 12 are male while the remaining 10 are female.

“Two of the injured were taken to Gaya General Hospital, while the remaining one has been referred to a Specialist Hospital in Kano,” he said.

A witness at the scene explained that both vehicles were trying to avoid a pothole at Samia Uku village, by Dudduru Forest, near Maitama Sule College. He said both vehicles were on top speed, adding

“We counted 23 dead bodies and several others that escaped with injury were taken to Gaya Hospital.”

Ibrahim-Daura said all the corpses have been deposited at the General Hospital, Gaya. (NAN)

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