23 Pupils Reported Dead In Kano State Road Accident
Twenty-Two pupils of Government Secondary School, Misau, Bauchi State died yesterday in an accident on the Bauchi–Kano Road.
The incident occurred around 11am on Tuesday after a bus conveying the pupils and their teachers, who were travelling to Kano State for an excursion, had a head-on collision with a trailer.
Spokesman of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Kano State, Kabir Ibrahim-Daura, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the 22 students and their driver died while three others sustained serious injuries.
“Of the 22 students, 12 are males while the remaining 10 are females.
“Two of the injured were taken to Gaya General Hospital while the remaining one has been referred to a Specialist Hospital in Kano,” he said.
A witness, who identified himself only as Adamu, said the bus driver was attempting to avoid a pothole at Tsamiya Uku village, near Gaya LGA of Kano State, when he collided with the trailer.
“The bus and the trailer drivers were on top speed before the bus collided with the trailer. There were about 26 casualties,” he said.
He added that while the injured had been admitted to the Gaya General Hospital, the remains of the dead pupils and teachers were deposited in the hospital’s mortuary.
Police Spokesman in Kano Magaji Musa Majia also confirmed the crash.