Bauchi / Kano – Three teachers and 25 students of Government Comprehensive Day Secondary School (GCDSS), Misau, Bauchi State, were on Tuesday morning crushed to death by a trailer in a fatal road accident in Gaya Local Government Area of Kano State.
DAILY INDEPENDENT gathered that the students and their teachers, who were being conveyed in a commercial Toyota vehicle, were travelling to Gidan Dan Hausa in Kano State for an excursion to one of the FM stations when they had a head-on collision with the trailer about 10a.m, killing all the students, their three teachers and the driver in the process.
An eyewitness told reporters in Kano that the accident occurred while the vehicle conveying them was trying to avoid a pot hole at Tsamiya Uku village near Gaya LGA of Kano State following which it ran into the articulated vehicle.
“The bus was on high speed and same with the trailer before the driver of the bus lost control and collided with the truck,” said the eyewitness, Adamu.
Our correspondent also gathered that the victims of the incident were Junior Secondary School (JSS) 1 and 2 students, apart from their teachers and the driver.
According to a Biology teacher in the school, Ya’u Mohammed, 22 of the students and three teachers died on the spot, while three of the students died later on their way to Gaya General Hospital in Darazo, where they were rushed to for medical attention.
Mohammed said the victims have all been evacuated from the accident scene, and their bodies would be handed over to their various families for burial.
Efforts to reach the principal of the school at the time of this report proved abortive. But another teacher, Mohammed Kaka, said it was a sad period for the school’s management.
“We lost three of our dedicated and intelligent teachers; and the students who died were quite promising; it is a sad one,” Kaka said.
When contacted, Special Adviser on Education to Governor Mohammed Abubakar, Sabo Mohammed, described the development as heart-breaking.
He said: “On behalf of the state government, and education stakeholders, I wish to express my sincere condolence to the Emir of Misau, Ahaji Ahmad Suliman, as well as parents and families of the deceased for this sad loss.
“As I speak to you, the governor is deeply saddened by the development, and he has detailed the Commissioner for Education and I to pay a condolence visit to the Emir and families of the deceased.
“May their gentle souls rest in peace; and may God forgive them their sins and give them eternal rest”, he prayed.
Confirming the incident, Spokesman of the police in Kano, DSP Magaji Musa Majia, said the command was attending to the situation.
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Author: Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu, Ahmad Sorondinki