Auto crash claims 5 lives, 5 injured in Kano

Five people were confirmed dead, while five others sustained varying degrees of injury in an accident that occured on Wednesday on Rimin Gata road.

, which involved a lorry and a golf car, happened in Ugogo Local Government area of Kano .

Alhaji Saidu Muhammad, Public Relations Officer, Kano Fire Service, confirmed in a statement in Kano.

Muhammad said that accident occurred at about 7.18a.m when two vehicles had head-on collision.

“The Tipper Farkas with registeration QF 435-NSH and Golf car with registeration KMC-828 ZV coming from opposite directions had head-on collision,” he said.

Muhammad attributed the course of the accident, which involved 10 people, to speeding.

He noted that the five people were rescued.

“We received a rescue call from Rimin Gata Ungogo Local Government at about 7.18a.m through Malam Usman Aminu Iguda.

“On receiving information, we quickly dispatched our personnel and vehicles to the scene of the to rescue the victims.

“The victims were evacuated to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital where five people were confirmed dead, while the other five are receiving treatment,” he said.

Muhammad appealed to to always obey traffic regulations so as to stay alive and minimise accidents on the road. ()