The Kano State Fire Service has confirmed the death of three persons and 15 others injured in an auto crash that occurred in Takai Local Government Area of the state.
Spokesman of the State Fire Service, Saminu Yusuf Abdullahi, who disclosed this on Sunday, said the accident involved a Toyota Hilux conveying three people from Jigawa State and a commercial hummer bus conveying 15 people from Kano.
Abdullahi explained that after the vehicles collided, the hummer bus was engulfed by fire and three people were rescued unconscious, while the remaining victims sustained injuries.
“On receiving the information, we quickly sent out our rescue team to the scene of the accident for rescue.
“On arrival, we found out that it was a commercial bus (hummer bus) without registration number and conveying 15 people from Kano that had a head-on collision with a Toyota Hilux conveying three persons coming from Jigawa with registration number JMK 142 XA. The hummer bus was engulfed by fire.
“Out of the 18 people involved, 15 people were rescued alive while three out of the passengers from the hummer bus were rescued unconscious. We immediately conveyed them to Takai General Hospital where doctors on duty confirmed the three unconscious, dead,” he said.
Abdullahi identified the dead victims as Sani Isah 28, Shamawilu Isah 30 and Musa Yusuf, 32.
He urged motorists to drive with care to avoid road crashes.