Nigerians in Jigawa have been thrown into another mourning state after a ghastly motor accident claimed the lives of 19 individuals on Tuesday. More details below
The accident occurred when a bus registered with plate number KTG 245 YG which was conveying passengers Tsangayar Ragwam in Katagum local government to Gadar Maiwa all in Bauchi local government suddenly had a tyre burst in Gwaram area of Jigawa State.
An Eyewitness reported that the driver lost complete control of the bus when the tyre burst and ran into the bush. The bus somersaulted and went up in flames immediately and all efforts by fire service and other good Samaritans to put off the fire and rescue the passengers failed as the fire engulfed the bus completely.
The 19 commuters were said to have been on their way to attend a wedding when tragedy struck. The victims included men, women and children who were burnt beyond recognition in the accident.
It was also revealed by residents of the area that some people who were rescued before the bus caught fire were taken to Gwaram General Hospital.
SP Abdul Jinjiri, the spokesperson of Jigawa State Police Command confirmed the incident but noted that he was yet to receive detail briefing on the circumstances that led to the accident and the actual number of the casualties.
May the souls of the victims rest in perfect peace as we pray the family receives the fortitude to bear the loss.
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