No fewer than sixteen (16) people have been confirmed to have died following an auto crash involving about three vehicles in Kano State, north-west Nigeria.
According to reports, the tragic accident which took the life of 16 individuals happened at a place at Tukai village in Danbatta Local Government area Kano state.
An eyewitness around the area informed newsmen that the three vehicles were coming from different directions before they collided.
The eyewitness said:
“There was an accident involving a 406 Peugeot, Volkswagen Golf and Honda Accord, which happened at about 7 pm (on Friday). All victims, including the drivers, died in the crash.”
In addition, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Sector Command in Kano state confirmed the incident to newsmen yesterday.
According to the Public Relations Officer of the FRSC Command identified as Kabiru Ibrahim, the incident occurred as a result of over-speeding from the vehicles.
Kabiru Ibrahim said in a statement: “the vehicles collided from opposite directions, the cause of which, I can authoritatively tell you was due to speed limit violation and subsequent loss of control by the drivers. A team of policemen has recovered N579, 000 and 10,000 CFA Niger Republic’s currency, and plans are underway to hand over the money to the relatives of the victims once we identify them”.