No fewer than 30 travelers were killed in an auto crash along the Zaria-Kano Expressway, Hawan Mai Mashi in Makarfi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
According to the reports, the accident happens around 5.30 pm on Thursday, July 21, 2022, leaving several others with injuries.
The three vehicles involved in the accident went up in flames immediately after the collision. The passengers killed were burnt beyond recognition.
Abdurahman Yakasai, the Assistant Corps Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, in charge of Zaria Zone who confirm the incident said the auto crash involving two Toyota 18-Seater buses and a Volkswagen Golf, was caused by speeding and dangerous overtaking.
He said, “Those that sustained injuries have been rushed to Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika Zaria by our men, while the remains of the deceased were also evacuated and deposited at the hospital morgue”.
Yakasai said the FRSC had yet to ascertain the number plates of the vehicles because they were burnt to ashes, adding that efforts were being made to obtain the manifest and details of the victims.
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