Julius Berger's bus driver Aminu Dakatsalle burnt to death in Kano

The petroleum tanker involved in the accident in which Julius Berger driver, Aminu Dakatsalle was burnt to death

The petroleum tanker involved in the accident in which Julius Berger driver, Aminu Dakatsalle was burnt to death

By Bosede Olufunmi

Aminu Dakatsalle, a driver of a bus belonging to Julius Berger has been burnt to death in an accident involving his vehicle and a broken down petrol tanker at Chiromawa in Garun Malam Local Government Area of Kano State.

Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi, the public relations officer of Kano Fire Service in a statement said the Dakatsalle was burnt to death in the incident which occurred on Tuesday afternoon.

“We received an emergency call at Kura Fire Service division from Auwalu Sani at 12:30 p.m. that a bus had been engulfed by fire.

“Upon receiving the information, we quickly sent our team from central fire station to the scene at about 1:00p.m,” the statement said.

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He said a tanker carrying 60,000 litres of petroleum product with the name Mege Petroleum Company and an unknown registration number heading from Zaria road to Kano, broke down along the road when the bus which belongs to Julius Berger Construction Company, with registration number ENG 879 XB, hit the petroleum tanker and caught fire.

Abdullahi said Aminu Dakatsalle, 40, the driver of the bus was trapped, rescued unconscious and later confirmed dead.

Dakatsalle’s corpse was handed over to Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Maisoro Usman of Garun Malam Police division.

“The cause of the incident is as a result of lost control,” he said in the statement.

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