It has been confirmed that six secondary school pupils and two others from Kano State have died in an accident on Iroko Road via Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The accident was caused by burst tyre and speed violation. The Nation reports.
The accident was said to have occurred on Tuesday as 16 pupils and their teachers were returning to Kano after representing the state in a quiz competition in Lagos.
Seven of them were said to have died on the spot; one of the nine rescued and died few hours after arriving at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.
Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has condoled with his Kano State counterpart, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
He described the incident, which also reportedly claimed the life of the driver, as depressing.
The governor visited the eight survivors at UCH’s Accident and Emergency ward, where he offered to pick their bills.
Kano State Deputy Governor Prof. Hafix Abubakar yesterday condoled with the families of six pupils of Karaye Unity School, Kano and Kano Kapital, who died in the accident.
A statement by the deputy governor, who is also the Commissioner for Education, said: “Governor Ganduje and the state Executive Council condole with the families. For more, visit THE NATION.