The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday confirmed the deaths of 17 persons in a road accident at Zubali village along Kano-Potiskum road.
Four others were also injured in the carnage.
The FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Yelwa Dio, said that the accident involving a bus that rammed into a truck occurred Sunday night.
“Our rescue team discovered 21 persons in the two vehicles involved -14 males, one female adult and two female children, all perished in the accident.
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“The bodies of the deceased have been deposited in the General Hospital, Potiskum, and the injured are also receiving medical assistance in the hospital,’’ Mr Dio said.
He blamed the incident on speeding while lamenting that most drivers never heeded warnings.
“If you must embark on night journeys, ensure your lightening system is functional.
“Passengers must also ensure that they call drivers to order if they are speeding because if there is an accident, they will be involved,’’ he said.