Five people were killed on Thursday in an auto crash which occurred in Zango-Buji village on the Dutse-Gaya road in Dutse Local Government Area of Jigawa.
The Jigawa Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Umar Liman, who confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria, said that seven others were also injured in the accident.
He said that the accident occurred when an overloaded Mazda bus with registration number XC 307 DUT, had a tyre burst and somersaulted to the other lane.
Liman said that officers and men of the corps had taken the corpses to the Dutse General Hospital while those injured were admitted at Rasheed Shekoni Specialist Hospital also in Dutse.
According to him, those who died in the accident were four males and one female.
The sector commander warned motorists to desist from overloading their vehicles because of its consequences, stressing that the command would soon deploy a special task force to check overloading by motorists in the state. (NAN)