15 killed in Jigawa road crash | Dailytrust

15 killed in Jigawa road crash

Fifteen persons Sunday died in an accident along Achilafiya-Kankama Road in Yankwashi Local Government Area of Jigawa State. 

The accident, which occurred at about 5:00 pm on Sunday, involved a Golf Salon and a Golf Wagon. 

The Jigawa State Police Command confirmed the accident and said that none of the occupants in the two vehicles survived the accident. 

The police spokesman in Jigawa, Shisu Lawan Adam, in a statement Monday, said: “The incident, which occurred at about 5:00 pm on Sunday, involved a Golf Salon with Kano reg no XA 361 BCH, driven by one Ashura Sani, 35 of Fago Village Sandamu LGA Katsina State and a Golf Wagon with reg no. FST 276 CX (Lagos), driven by one Bashir Ahmed, 25 of Unguwar Tudu Village Yan kwashi LGA Jigawa State. 

He said the accident occurred when the driver of one of the vehicles attempted to dodge a pothole along the road, thereby losing control and catching fire. 

“As a result of the accident, Bashir Ahmed and other passengers in his vehicle were burnt on the spot beyond recognition. 

“Ashiru Sani, the other driver and twelve passengers sustained serious injuries and were rushed to Primary Health Care (PHC) Centre, Karkarna for treatment. 

“All the victims died on admission and their corpses were examined by medical doctors,” he said. 

He said the case was under investigation.

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