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10 die, 4 injured in auto crash


DUTSE – Ten persons died yesterday on the spot while four others sustained various degrees of injuries at Kazaure in Jigawa State when a mentally retarded man caused an auto crash involving a bus and a truck along Dambatta- Kazaure Road.

The drivers of the vehicles were among those who died in the accident which happened at about 9.45 am, just as those injured were receiving treatment in hospital.

Eyewitnesses told Vanguard that the drivers of the two vehicles were trying to avoid the madman who was sluggishly crossing the busy highway and collided in the process. The victims were said to have died before medical personal got to the scene.

The chief medical officer in charge of Kazaure General Hospital, Dr. Yusuf Makam who confirmed the story told Vanguard that eight out of the 10 dead bodies had been claimed by their families after they were identified, while two bodies are yet to be claimed.


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