No fewer than 22 persons were killed yesterday in an auto crash in Takai, the headquarters of Takai Local Government Area of Kano State.
Eye witness accounts said the accident occurred at about 12.30 p.m yesterday.
According to the witness, nine other persons, who sustained injuries, were taken to the Takai General Hospital.
The witness said the vehicle, an old model of Ford, was carrying 34 persons and bags of foodstuff when the accident occurred.
The witness also said the vehicle was coming from Magami village in Sumaila Local Government Area of the state when it somersaulted and went up in flames.
The witness said the victims comprised 17 women and children and that the rest were men.
“Only the driver and one other passenger escaped the accident unhurt”, he said.
The Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Commssion, FRSC in the state, Garba Ibrahim, confirmed the number of death in the mishap.
He said nine injured persons were taken to Takai General Hospital for medical treatment.
Ibrahim said the deceased were given mass burial at the scene of the accident by the community. (NAN)