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22 Passengers Burnt To Death, 11 Injured In Katsina Auto Crash

About twenty-two passengers who were mostly women and children, were burnt to death in a car accident along Kankia-Danja Road in Kafur town, Katsina State, on Saturday.

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The crash involved two J5 buses and 36 people.

Abubakar Usman, spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), in the state, said 11 people were injured in the crash, while three others escaped unhurt, Channels Television reports.

Both vehicles burst into flames after the crash, and all 22 persons who lost their lives were burnt to death.

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A witness, Shafi’u Suleiman, said those involved in the crash included a bride, her friends and some married women and children, who were escorting her to her marital home.

According to the witness, the bride and one of the drivers were among the survivors.

However, the FRSC has not confirmed the claim, with the agency still working out the full details and identities of those involved.

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Usman, who is also a route commander with the FRSC, said the injured victims were taken to the General Hospital in Malufashi for treatment.

He added that those who were burnt beyond recognition were buried according to Islamic injunctions by the community and religious leaders.

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