A collision between a bus and a Toyota Hilux van has left 10 people dead, including two children, in Maijiya town, Taura Local Government Area of Jigawa. The bus, with registration number GWL 262 ZA collided with the van with number plate ZY 749 GL around 11.30 a.m on Thursday.
Adamu Shehu, the spokesman of Jigawa Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, told journalists that the cause of the accident had not been known.
He said: ‘‘our men who conducted a rescue mission along with some good Samaritans in the area, attributed the cause to speeding and loss of control … 10 people were confirmed dead; they include two children, one woman and seven men.
‘‘Ten others also sustained serious injuries and were rushed to Ringim General Hospital for prompt medical attention.
‘‘The Sharon bus is a commercial vehicle while the Toyota Hilux belongs to Wazobia Global Broadcasting and Communication FM Station,’’ he said.