Five members of the same family have lost their lives in an accident which occurred at Allalabo village along Dangyatin in Miga LGA of Jigawa State.
Reports from the area said at least five persons, including a baby, lost their lives in the accident, while two other persons, who sustained injuries, were treated and discharged.
The spokesman of the state police command, ASP Lawan Shisu Adam, who confirmed the development, said investigation has begun into the cause of the incident.
In a statement made available yesterday, Adam said the lone accident involved a Golf 2 vehicle with Reg. No. PR 340 KMC driven by one Aliyu Salisu of Gabari Quarters, in Hadejia LGA of the state.
“The victim was in the company of members of his family. On reaching Alallabo area, the said driver lost control and fell into Alallabo water which resulted in serious injuries on him and his family.
“On receipt of the report, a team of policemen visited the scene; victims were rushed to Primary Health Care Centre (PHC) Miga, for treatment.
“Later, Ahmed Muhammad Makama, 35; Isah Aliyu, 8; Zainab Aliyu, 4; Fatima Aliyu 6; and two-month-old Abdullahi Aliyu were confirmed dead by a medical doctor, while Aliyu Salisu and Hafsa Aliyu, aged 40, were treated and discharged.”
He added that the corpses were released to their relatives for burial, adding that the incident was under investigation.