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Update: Auto Crash Claims 19 Lives, Many Injured

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An auto crash in Dinyar Madiga in Takai LGA of Kano State has claimed the lives of 19 persons.

Naija News reports that the crash which occurred on Sunday also left many people injured.

The National Union of Road Transport Workers, (NURTW), chairman in the area Malam Datti Musa Shawu confirmed the development to newsmen.

The Kano state sector commander, corps commander Zubairu Matoto, in a statement revealed that a bus belonging to Kano line mass transit, a Sharon car, Golf and a Honda Civic car were all involved in the fatal accident.

The statement reads in part: “19 died in an Auto crash that occurred yesterday at Dinyar madiga village, few kilometres from Takai town of Kano State.

“The incident occurred at about 1810hrs and 4 vehicles were involved; a bus belonging to Kano line mass transit, a Sharon car, Golf and a Honda Civic car.

“A total of 19 people died ( 14 male adults, 3 female adults and 2 male children) and 7 were injured.

“The corpses and injured were conveyed to Takai General hospital by FRSC rescue team from wudil unit Command.

“The probable cause of the crash was as a result of over speeding and dodging of potholes.”


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