A ghastly motor accident along Kano – Katsina Road has claimed the lives of 19 people.

The Public Relations Officer of the FRSC Sector Command in the state, Mr Kabir Ibrahim-Daura, disclosed this in Kano on Saturday.

Kabir-Daura said that the incident occurred near Lambun Garban Bichi, on the outskirts of Bichi town, around 8:30 a.m. on Friday.

According to him, the incident happened when two buses collided head-on.

Eyewitnesses say one of the affected drivers tried to overtake a third vehicle at a sharp bend.

He said the two vehicles bust into flames on impact. `18 of the 34 passengers in the vehicles burnt to ashes.

“There were 34 passengers on board the two vehicles, so 18 were burnt to ashes, while the other one died later in the hospital, “he said.

Kabir-Daura said the remaining 15 persons, who sustained various injuries, were taken to Bichi General Hospital by the Corps’ personnel for treatment.

He attributed the accident to wrong overtaking and excessive speed. He advised motorists to obey traffic regulations and remain patient on highways.

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