Another tragic car crash in Kano, claiming at least 16 lives


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That was how over-speeding took 16 lives in a twinkle of an eye. And it's not the first time a car accident in Kano took that many lives. Read full story below!

The report reaching us here on Naijauto has it that the accident occurred on Friday evening around 7.30 pm.

According to reports, the crash involved three vehicles that collided into each other, in Tukai village, in Dambatta Local Government Area of Kano state.

Mr. Kabiru Ibrahim, who was the Federal Road Safety Corps' (FRSC) Public Relations Officer in the state, wrote a statement on Saturday, to confirm the accident that happened.

The statement revealed that the accident occurred around 7.30 pm, on a Friday evening. It was between three vehicles including a Peugeot 406, a Honda Accord and a Volkswagen Golf car.

Mr. Ibrahim went further to say that the accident which took 16 lives happened as a result of over speeding, a violation of the speed limit car drivers are supposed to maintain on the road. This resulted in the drivers losing control.

>>> Speed violation always ranks number one in causing road accidents in Nigeria: Causes of road accident in Nigeria - shocking statistics and most tragic cases


Last year, a tragic accident had claimed 22 students lives in Kano

And according to him, the Federal Road Safety Corps personnel carried other injured persons and the corpses to Dambatta Hospital.

Mr. Ibrahim also stated that the sum of ₦579,000 and a Niger Republic currency, 10,000 CFA was retrieved by the police rescue team. He gave an assurance that the recovered money would get to the relations of the victims who owned the money, after proper identification.

As explained by him, the Golf car was coming from Daura and heading towards Kano state. The Peugeot 406 was said to be coming from Kano.

We always advocate safe driving while driving on the road, irrespective of the hour of the day. Don't endanger your life and that of your passengers. Over-speeding as a cause of road accident, is rising daily, showing that drivers are no longer practicing safe driving.

>>> Update latest traffic news on and check for Safe driving tips to protect your family!

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