Thursday, 19 December 2013
DISASTER: 22 Burn To Death, 9 Injured In Kano (PHOTO)
At least 22 persons were reportedly burnt to death on Wednesday in an auto crash in Takai, the headquarters of Takai Local Government Area of Kano State.
According to an eyewitness, who spoke with journalists on Wednesday, the accident occurred at about 12.30 p.m. The eyewitness also said that 9 other people had been injured and taken to the Takai General Hospital.
He said the vehicle, an old model of Ford, was carrying 34 persons and bags of foodstuffs when the accident occurred: the vehicle, coming from Magami Village in Sumaila Local Government Area of the state, somersaulted and went up in flames.
The witness said the victims comprised 17 women and children while the rest were men.
“Only the driver and one other passenger escaped the accident unhurt,”he said.
The Sector Commander of FRSC in the state, Garba Ibrahim, confirmed the number of death in the accident and the number of the infured taken to Takai General Hospital for medical treatment.