Eight persons were killed in a ghastly road accident involving a passenger bus and a trailer on the Shuwarin-Azare highway in Jigawa yesterday. Four other persons also sustained injuries in the accident.
A witness, Mr. Auwal Musa, said the accident occurred at about 2pm when a passenger bus and a trailer collided.
Musa said the bus with registration number XX 333 KJA skidded off the road and ran into an approaching oil tanker after one of its tyres had exploded.
He said the trailer with registration number XA 300 FKA crushed the passenger bus before plunging into a sand dune by the road side, saying eight persons died on the spot while four others who sustained injuries were rushed to Kiyawa General Hospital.
Dr Isa Muntari, the Principal Medical Officer the hospital who confirmed the crash said the wounded passengers were currently receiving treatment at the hospital.