30 burnt to death in Kaduna auto crash

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Thirty persons have been burnt to death in an accident that occurred along the Zaria-Kano expressway, Hawan Mai Mashi, in Makarfi LGA in Kaduna state.

Abdurahman Yakasai, the assistant corps commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in charge of Zaria zone, confirmed the incident.

He said the accident happened on Thursday around 5:30pm. 

Yakasai said the crash involved two Toyota 18-seater buses and a Volkswagen Golf vehicle, adding that the accident happened due to “overspeeding and dangerous overtaking”.

The assistant corps commander said the deceased and those who sustained injuries have been taken to the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) for treatment.

He also said the officials of the FRSC are making efforts to obtain the details of the victims of who died in the crash.

Yakasai added that none of the victims could be rescued because the vehicles went up in flames.

The development comes weeks after 20 people were killed in an auto crash that occurred in Ganjuwa LGA of Bauchi state.

The Bauchi accident, which occurred on April 19, involved a commercial Golf 3 bus and a Sharon Volkswagen vehicle.

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