Tragic: auto crash claims 14 lives in Jigawa State

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Not fewer than fourteen person have lost their lives at Garin-Galla village in Ringim Local Government Area of Jigawa State following a fatal auto crash that occurred yesterday.

The victims were said to have died when two business cars (Golf 3) moved to Kano and the other heading to Gumel had a head on crash near the town.

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Instantly one of the cars moving toward Kano came on fire and all four passengers and drivers were burned beyond recognition.

While in the other vehicle which had nine passengers, six died on the spot with the remaining three rushed to Ringim General Hospital for medical attention, but later died.

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The victims included two babies, two women and five men including the driver of the vehicle.

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An eyewitness who spoke to newsmen said the accident occurred yesterday, 31 August 2019 in the evening, when the tyre of one vehicle burst after running into a pothole and rammed into other moving vehicles.

He said those burnt beyond recognition were buried near the scene of the accident while others were taken to Ringim General Hospital.

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However, the Police spokesperson, SP Abdu Jinjiri also confirmed the incident took place on August 31 at about 1900hrs when one Yusuf Bala of Nasarawa LGA in Kano and driver of Volkswagen Golf 3 collided with another Golf 3 saloon car with reg. no XA 777 BAU at Garin Galla village in Ringim Local Government Area.

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He said the 14 persons were confirmed dead by a medical doctor at Ringim General hospital.

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