Auto-crash: 21 students, 3 teachers, buried

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FILE PHOTO: FRSC officials at a scene of an accident

A ‎funeral prayer for 21 students and three teachers of Government Day Junior Secondary School, Misau, Bauchi State, who died in a ghastly automobile accident, was held in Misau, amidst sobs by parents and relations.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the prayer, held at the palace of the First Class Emir of Misau, Ahmed Suleiman, was led by the Chief Imam of Misau Central Mosque, Usman Baba.

NAN reports that immediately residents of the town received report of the tragic incident, they started mourning, suspending socio-economic activities.

Nasiru Darazo, elder brother to one of the deceased students, Ibrahim Girema, described their death as a ‘colossal loss’.

“These are young men whom we are looking up to as leaders of tomorrow; today, they are no more.

‎“I have never seen such a tragedy; their remains were all smashed; you would not like to look at their bodies twice,” he told NAN, with emotions covering his face.

NAN gathered that the students and their teachers were returning from an excursion on Tuesday when their bus collided head-on with a trailer along Kano to Gaya road in Kano State, resulting in the death of 11 male and 10 female students, as well as their teachers.


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  • Lanre

    Heart breaking. May The Good Lord grant the families the strength needed at this time. Amen.

  • Frank Udo

    Too many unnecessary and avoidable deaths in Nigeria on daily basis. May God almighty accept their souls and grant the family the strength to carry on. It’s indeed sad.

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    • MP-001* [Joint Chief]

      Your lack conscience and sympathy for your fellow human. You are worst of the worst, a despicable scoundrel

  • KELLOGGS

    I doubt if all these deaths are accidents; I think its some form of terrorism.

  • pheliciti

    May God grant their souls repose and give their friends and relatives the fortitude to bear the loss

  • wode

    Sad! May their souls rest in peace. And may God give their families, friends and the entire community the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

  • Du Covenant

    Unfortunately, this is what happens when every quack sits behind the wheels and thinks he/she can drive. In normal societies commercial drivers and those who drive school children go through additional training to undertake such tasks. We just don’t care in Nigeria about life and we shall continue to bury our fello citizens prematurely because of the carelessness on our roads. Isn’t it ironic that FRSC get to comment after the fact, why are they not enforcing speed limits and existing traffic laws if any remain remain in Nigeria?. Speed is always a factor in accidents on our road, lack of proper driver training scheme in the country, we all know the roads are bad, if not pure madness why would anyone drive on such roads at a speed you cannot control your vehicle should an emergency arise?.