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Published On: Mon, Dec 18th, 2017

Auto crash kills 9 in Jigawa

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From Mika’il Tsoho Dutse

Nine people including women and children were confirmed dead as a result of ghastly auto-crash that occurred at Jahun roundabout area of Jigawa state.
The incident occurred when a driver of one Honda Civic vehicle with registration number AA 160 KMC coming from the Gujungu Jahun road at top speed lost control and suddenly tried to avert collusion into the roundabout.
It was reported that as result he ended up sweeping many standby passengers that were waiting at a bus stop for a commercial vehicle.
An eye witness told our reporter that, when the accident occurred it was observed that nine people, mostly women and children including one male were crushed to death while some injured victims were rushed to the Jahun General hospital.
One of the victims, a pregnant woman whom was among those rushed to the hospital was operated upon in an attempt to rescue her baby but was later confirmed dead.
Many stranded passengers were desperately waiting at the bus stop for any commercial vehicles which were scarce due to the fuel situation and were mostly at the edge of the main road when the unfortunate incidence occurred.
The driver who was said to be alone in the accident vehicle, on sensing the calamity he immediately ran away and abandoned the badly damaged car at the scene.
The Jigawa state Sector Commander of Federal Roads Safety Corps could not be reached for more details on the accident as at press time as his mobile phone was not accessible.

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