No fewer than fourteen people reportedly died from a tragic road accident that happened in Kano State over the weekend, Omadaily reports.
The command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed this in a statement made available to newsmen moments after the disturbing incident.
It was disclosed that the passengers were burnt to death in the incident, which occurred along the Gaya-Wudil road on Sunday night.
According to the report, the accident involves a Toyota Hummer bus and a Hyundai jeep. The Kano FRSC Sector Commander, Zubairu Mato, confirmed the number of deaths on Tuesday.
Mato noted that road safety officials arrived at the scene at about 7.45 pm on Sunday and found out that the bus with registration number GML 102 TA belonging to Kano Line from Gombe State collided with the Jeep.
He said, “Thirteen passengers were burnt to death on the spot with 6 others injured in the accident.” One of the female passengers reportedly died on Monday morning at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital intensive care unit.
The FRSC commander attributed the accident to overspeeding and dangerous overtaking.
He, therefore, urged drivers always to ensure the use of speed limit devices and avoid dangerous overtaking while driving on highways.
In another report, the All Progressives Congress (APC) House of Representative candidate for Nsukka/Igbo-Eze South Federal Constituency, Ejikeme Omeje, died in a fatal road accident.
Omadaily understands that Omeje died in a motor accident on Tuesday morning along Eden Ani/Nsukka road near El-Rina hotel Nsukka.
It was gathered that the accident occurred when Omeje was driving back from Edem-Ani town after a political event.
An APC stakeholder from the zone who confirmed the incident to Daily Post disclosed that the APC candidate was driving alone along the Erina-Edem Ani road in Nsukka when he suddenly lost control, and his car veered into the bush, hitting a tree in the process.
The politician was rushed to the hospital but was later pronounced dead in the early hours of Tuesday morning due to the injuries he sustained from the fatal accident.
Also confirming the incident, the State Secretary of the APC in Enugu State, Robert Ngwu, said the death of the top politician was shocking.