No fewer than 10 persons died, with 10 others injured in a road accident in Majiya town, Taura Local Government Area of Jigawa State, yesterday.

DSC Adamu Shehu, spokesman of Jigawa Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, confirmed the incident.

He said the accident involved a Sharon bus with number plates GWL 262 ZA and a Toyota Hilux van with number plates ZY 749 AGL.

Shehu said the cause of the accident was yet to be ascertained.

He, however, noted that “our men, who conducted a rescue mission along with some good Samaritans in the area, attributed the cause to speeding and loss of control.“

The spokesperson noted that rain showers were recorded in the area.

He added: “At the time of giving this report, 10 people were confirmed dead; they include two children, one woman and seven men.

“Ten others also sustained serious injuries and were rushed to Ringim General Hospital for prompt medical attention.

“The bus is a commercial vehicle, while the van belongs to Wazobia Global Broadcasting and Communication FM.”

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