By Babban Jummai
Eight persons have died on the spot and several others injured in a ghastly motor vehicle accident that occurred at Dakare Village along Bauchi Road in Garko local Govt Area of Kano State.
The Public Enlightenment Officer of Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC) Kano Command, Kabiru Ibrahim Daura, confirmed the accident to our Kano Correspondent.
Daura said the preliminary information revealed that the accident involved two vehicles, a Sharon and a Bus.
He noted that 20 persons were involved in the crash.
Daura explained that the Road Traffic Investigation Team has been deployed to the scene to carry out proper investigation on causes of the accident.
He stated that all the victims were taken to Hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, an eyewitness, Akibu Hamisu, pointed out that the accident occurred when a motorcycle rider, rode to overtake a Sharon Vehicle coming from Garko Town to Kano.
According to him, the driver lost control which led the vehicle off the road resulting in it summersaulting into a farm.
He said so far the death toll has risen to eleven from initial eight that died on the spot.