Hadejia (Jigawa) – Four persons were burnt to death in a ghastly motor accident on Tuesday in Malammadori Local Government Area of Jigawa.
Eight other persons sustained injuries in the accident which occurred along Hadejia-Gumel road.
Mr Muhammad Gidado, the state Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), confirmed the accident on telephone.
Gidado said the accident occurred when a bus with registration number XB 846 AGB collided with a lorry.
He said that the lorry was conveying goats from Gashua in Yobe while the passenger bus was travelling from Gumel to Hadejia.
Gidado explained that the two vehicles burst into flames as a result of which the four persons were burnt to death.
“We could not ascertain the cause of the accident and the lorry driver was burnt to ashes.
“Our men and a team of fire fighters have conducted rescue operation, three corpses have been deposited at the General Hospital, Gumel,” he said.
Gidado further stated that eight other wounded passengers were currently receiving treatment at the hospital. (NAN)