8 dead, 6 injured in Kano auto crash

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Eight people died while six others sustained injuries, six escaping unhurt when a Volkswagen Sharon commercial vehicle rammed into a bus Wudil- highway Thursday.

accident happened at Dakare village Garko Local Government Area of .

Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps , Mr Zubairu Mato, confirmed development an interview News Agency of Nigeria in .

“We received a call about 9:30 a.m. December 3 and we quickly dispatched our personnel and vehicle to the scene of the incident to rescue the at about 9:50 a.m.,” Mato stated.

He explained that the accident occurred as a result of over-speeding and dangerous driving.

“The lost lives were male adults, while six were injured and six others escaped unhurt,” he added.

Mato said the were taken to Garko General in , where the doctor on duty confirmed eight dead.

The commander appealed to motorists to obey traffic regulations and drive carefully to minimise road accidents.