BREAKING: 22 Passengers Burnt To Death, 11 Injured In Katsina Auto Crash

Important twenty-two passengers, most important women and children, were burned Saturday in a car accident along Kankia-Danja Road in the town of Kafur, in the state of Katsina.


Two J5 buses and 36 people were involved in the crash.

Abubakar Usman, spokesman for the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), in the state, said 11 people were injured during the crash, while three others escaped unharmed, Channel Television reports.

Both vehicles burst into brand after the crash and all 22 people who lost their lives were burned.

A witness, Shafi’u Suleiman, said the crash involved a bride, her friends, and some married women and children who accompanied her to her marital home.

According to the witness, the bride and one of the drivers were among the survivors.

However, the FRSC did not confirm the claim, while the agency still worked out the full details and identities of those involved.

Usman, who is also a route commander with the FRSC, said the injured treatments were taken to the General Hospital in Malufashi for treatment.

He added that starts that were burned beyond recognition, were buried according to Islamic community rules and religious leaders.

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