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Nine people lost their lives, while 15 others sustained injuries during a ghastly auto crash that occurred in Takai Local Government Area of Kano State.

The accident was said to have occurred at 9:30am on Monday at Dinyarmadiga village in Takai LGA.

Nasiru Abu Faragai, the Council’s Information Officer, said the accident involved a VW Sharon bus with registration number BUJ 389 AA – Jigawa and a Toyota Sienna vehicle with registration number YLA 389 PK – Adamawa.

He said the VW Sharon bus from Jos, heading to Kano was on high speed and was trying to avoid a pothole. However, the vehicle veered into the lane of the Toyota Sienna coming from Kano and heading to Yola, the Adamawa State capital.

“The two vehicles had a head-on collision and the driver of the Toyota Sienna died on the spot with eight other passengers,” he said.

The injured persons were immediately taken to Takai General Hospital for treatment.

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