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Tears as eight die in auto crash



No fewer than eight persons died in an accident involving a car and a jeep on Hadejia-Kano road in Kaugama Local Government Area of Jigawa.

The spokesman of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in the state, Mr. Adamu Abdullahi, said the accident occurred on Sunday evening.

He said, “Our men were returning from Hadejia when the accidents happened and they assisted in rescuing survivors and taking those who died on the spot to a nearby hospital.”

An eye witness, who gave his name Alhaji Salisu Sani, said that the accident occurred when an articulated vehicle took wrong overtaking that resulted in collision by the two vehicles.

Jigawa Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Commission Angus Ibezim confirmed the incident, saying: “We received a report about it and we are not happy about it.’’

He advised motorists to desist from speeding under whatever circumstances.(NAN)