By Nkasi Kolie

Twelve passengers have died as a result of a ghastly auto crash that occured along Kano -Kaduna  Express Way.

Eye witnesses said the accident occurred at Tsamawa village, Garun Malam Local Government Area of Kano State.

A statement signed on Tuesday, by Saminu Yusif Abdullahi, Public Relations Officer, Kano State Fire Service, indicated that the ill -fated vehicles gutted with fire soon after the crash while regretting that the victims were burnt beyond recognition.

According to the statement, the two commercial vehicles involved in the crash were a hiace bus transporting 11 passengers from Zaria to Kano and a J5 bus  transporting an unspecified number of passengers from Kano to Kaduna.

Due to the impact of the fire, the plate numbers of the vehicles and victims could not be ascertained as at press time

” All victims were rescued unconscious and found dead  and we cannot identified their names and age due to the fire incident” the statement held

The statement added that preliminary investigation indicated while one victim died from the J5, while the remaining eleven died from the Hiace bus coming from Kano

The statement advised relatives of individuals who travelled on the affected highway in the last 24 hours to check with the State Fire Service or the Federal Road Safety Corps while counselling drivers,  especially commercial drive to drive with care

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