Seven persons, including a teenage girl, were killed while five others were injured in a motor accident along the Kano-Gumel Highway in Jigawa State.
Alhaji Hafiz Muhammad, the Unit Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission in Gumel, confirmed the accident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Hadejia, Jigawa State.
Muhammad said the accident occurred at about 1:50pm on Tuesday when a Toyota car, with registration number GNM 149 AA, collided with a Volkswagen car, with plate number KMC 905 AH.
The commander said preliminary investigations showed that the driver of the Toyota car lost control following a tyre burst and collided with the oncoming vehicle.
He explained that the Toyota car burst into flames as result of which two of its occupants were burnt to ashes.
“Five persons, including a small girl, were also killed while five others sustained serious injuries,” he said.
Muhammad said the corpses have been deposited at the General Hospital, Gumel, where the wounded are also currently receiving treatment.