Bus Crash Claims 22 Secondary School Students


At least 22 secondary school students died yesterday in a road accident in Gaya Local Government Area of Kano State, police have said.

The state police command confirmed the accident, saying its operatives were at the scene trying to “calm the situation.”

The accident, which occurred at about 11a.m., involved a truck and a bus conveying the students from Misau Local Government Area, Bauchi.

The students were going on an excursion at a radio station.
A witness, Tella Maiunguwa, according to Premium Times, said 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.
Musa Majiya, the police spokesman said the police was ”taking care of the situation.”