Kaduna Auto Crash Claims 15 Lives

Kaduna Auto Crash Claims 15 Lives

No fewer than 15 persons died in a ghastly motor accident that happened along Kajuru Junction, Maraba Rido Kachia Road, in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The 15, according to eyewitnesses include six national women leaders of the Evangelical Reformed Church of Christ who were traveling from Kebbi to Kaduna.

Investigation showed that the six women were coming from Kebbi where they had gone to inaugurate a new church before they met their untimely death.

The Federal Road Safety Corps’ Sector Head of Operations, Kaduna, Mr. Salish Umar Galadunci, confirmed the incidents.

One of the six women, according to eyewitness was the wife of a former ERCC Secretary General and Vice Chairman, Sanga Local Government Area in Kaduna State, Mrs. lydia Nuhu Idzi.

According to the FRSC official, the accident occurred at about 4;30pm when two vehicles moving in the same direction collided, leading to inferno.

“There were 18 passengers in the vehicle,” he said.

Galadunci stated that one of the vehicles lost control while trying to dodge a motorcycle that suddenly crossed the road.

“In a bid to do this, it collided with another vehicle, resulting in fire that eventually roasted 13 of the 18 persons in a Toyota Hummer bus with number plate, AkW 60 XA.

“The two vehicles are a Toyota bus with number plate, AKW 60 XA; and a Toyota Starlet, with number plate, AA 379 FNN. Eighteen persons were involved; five persons were injured; 12 died, including two adult males and 10 adult females.”

He added that the remains of the deceased had been deposited at the mortuary of St. Gerard Catholic Hospital in the state capital.