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9 dies in auto crash in Jigawa

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Nine persons died in auto crash involving a Toyota Hiace bus
with Reg. No JHN 82 XA and a Sharon bus at Ganji-gyedi
village in Ringim Local Government Area of Jigawa on
Friday.
The state Commandant of the NSCDC, Mr Muhammad
Gidado, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse
that the accident occurred at about 4.00p.m.
The commandant said the accident occurred when the Sharon
bus heading to Kano had a burst tyre and rammed into the
Toyota Hiace bus coming from the opposite direction.
According to him, the two drivers lost control of the buses and
hit some jerry cans filled with petrol by the road side and burst
into flames.
Gidado said that six of the passengers were burnt beyond
recognition, adding that three others died later in General
Hospital in Ringim.
He said that seven others, in critical condition, were referred
to Rashidi Shekoni Specialist Hospital in Dutse, the state
capital.
According to him, the charred remains of the six were given
mass burial, while the other three who died later in hospital
were buried individually.

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