30 Killed, Several Others Injured In Kaduna Auto Crash

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Thirty travellers lost their lives on Thursday evening, in an accident involving two Toyota 18-seater buses and a Volkswagen Golf.
along the Zaria-Kano Expressway.

The accident, which occurred around 5.30 pm, near Hawan Mai Mashi in Makarfi Local Government Area of Kaduna State left several others with injuries.

Assistant Corps Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, in charge of Zaria Zone, Abdurahman Yakasai, who confirmed the accident, said that it was caused by over speeding and dangerous overtaking.

According to him, those injured have been rushed to Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) Shika Zaria by officers and men of Federal Road Safety Corps, just as the remains of the deceased were also evacuated and deposited at the hospital morgue.

The unit commander 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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