15 dead in Jigawa auto crash

Accident

Auto crash

By Muhammad Nasir Bashir

Mr Lawan Shiisu, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Jigawa, has said 15 people lost their lives in a ghastly auto accident on Sunday along Achilafiya – Karnaya road.

Shiisu, an ASP, who disclosed this in a statement in Dutse on Monday, said that the accident which involved two cars occurred at about 5:00 p.m. on Achilafiya – Karnaya road in Yan Kwashi Local Government Area of the State.

“The cars coming from opposite sides of the road collided when one of the vehicle 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.

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

Shiusu said that 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.

According to him, investigation into the accident was ongoing.

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