No less than 22 secondary school students were feared dead on Tuesday in a fatal road accident in Gaya local government area of Kano State.
It is understood that the students – who were registered to Government Secondary School, Misau, in Bauchi State – were going on an excursion at a radio station, before their vehicle crashed along Bauchi-Kano road on yesterday.
The accident, which occurred at about 11.00 a.m., involved a truck and a bus conveying the students from Misau local government, Bauchi.
The Kano command of the Nigeria police confirmed the accident, saying its operatives were at the scene trying to “calm the situation”.
A witness, Tella Maiunguwa, told newsmen that the bus collided with the truck as both were trying to avoid a pothole at Samia Uku village.
Maiunguwa said the accident occurred close to Maitama Sule College by Dudduru.
Also, Mr. Kabir Ibrahim-Daura, the Public Relations Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kano State, disclosed that the students were travelling to Kano for an excursion when their bus had a head on collusion with a DAF truck.
He told NAN that the 22 students and their driver died in the accident, while three others sustained serious injuries.
“Of the 22 students, 12 are male while the remaining 10 are female.
“Two of the injured were taken to Gaya General Hospital, while the remaining one has been referred to a Specialist Hospital in Kano,” he said.
Ibrahim-Daura said all the corpses have been deposited at the General Hospital, Gaya.