Auto crash: 4 Burnt to Death in Jigawa

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A ghastly motor accident on Tuesday 29 October 2013 claimed the lives of four persons and left eight others with various degrees of injuries at Hadejia, Malammadori Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

Mr Muhammad Gidado, the state Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), confirmed the accident on telephone.

Gidado said the accident occurred when a bus with registration number XB 846 AGB collided with a lorry. He said that the lorry was conveying goats from Gashua in Yobe while the passenger bus was travelling from Gumel to Hadejia.

Gidado explained that the two vehicles burst into flames as a result of which the four occupants were burnt to death and eight others injured. The injured passengers were currently receiving treatment at the hospital.

“We could not ascertain the cause of the accident and the lorry driver was burnt badly. Our men and a team of fire fighters have conducted a rescue operation, three corpses have been deposited at the General Hospital, Gumel,” he said.

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