Eight people died while six others sustained injuries when a Volkswagen Sharon commercial vehicle rammed into a bus on Wudil-Bauchi highway yesterday. Six others however escaped unhurt .
The accident reportedly occured at Dakare village in the Garko Local Government Area of Kano State.
Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Kano, Mr Zubairu Mato, who confirmed the development in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano, said "We received a call about 9:30 a.m. on December 3 and we quickly dispatched our personnel and vehicle to the scene of the incident to rescue the victims at about 9:50 a.m."
According to him, the accident occurred as a result of over-speeding and dangerous driving.
Said he: “The victims who lost their lives were male adults, while six were injured and six others escaped unhurt."
Noting the victims were taken to Garko General Hospital in Kano, where the doctor on duty confirmed eight dead, FRSC commander appealed to motorists to obey traffic regulations and drive carefully, saying this could help limit the carnage on Nigerian road.