Nigeria: 22 students killed in road mishap in Kano

14th Feb 2018
Nigeria: 22 students killed in road mishap in Kano

– Incident takes place in northwestern Kano state
By Rafiu Ajakaye

LAGOS, Nigeria (AA) – At least 22 students were killed in a road mishap in Nigeria’s northwestern Kano state‎ on Tuesday, police said. Students were from Government Secondary School Misau in Bauchi State.

“A bus carrying school students collided with a truck that resulted in the deaths of 22 students, who were going on excursion,” Kano police spokesman Musa Magaji Majiya told Anadolu Agency by phone.

He said some other persons also sustained injuries in the accident.

Majiya quoted eyewitnesses as saying that both vehicles were dodging a pothole on the road when they collided.

Public Relations Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Kano State Command, Kabir Daura, said the accident occurred at Tsaida village in Gaya local government area of Kano state at about 11am,

Among the 22 dead students are 12 boys and 10 girls, whose bodies had been deposited at General Hospital Gaya.

 Others sustained injuries.

Locals said the incident has raised tension in the area but the police spokesman said security operatives were already deployed to maintain order.

Road mishaps are routine on Nigerian roads, blamed on poor road infrastructure and excessive speed by drivers.

Additional news by The Muslim News.

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