No fewer than 23 students of Government Secondary School Misau in Bauchi State have lost their lives, following a ghastly auto crash along Bauchi-Kano road on Tuesday.
The spokesman of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Kano State Command, confirmed the incident in an interview with DAILY NIGERIAN correspondent in Kano.
He said the incident occurred around 11am near Tsaida village in Gaya Local Government Area of Kano state.
Mr Daura explained that the students were coming to Kano for an excurtion, when the bus conveying them had a head on collision with a DAF truck.
He sais three others sustained serious injuries.
Mr Daura explained that 13 of the dead victims are males, while the remaining 10 are females.
He pointed out two of the injured were taken to Gaya General Hospital while one was referred to a specialist hospital in Kano.
Mr Daura added that all the corpses had been deposited at the General Hospital Gaya.
Meanwhile, the state governor, Muhammed Abubakar, through his Special Assistant on Communication, Shamsudeen Lukman, extended his condolence to the families of the deceased students and teachers.
“Today is a tragic one as we lost about 23 of our best young minds, students and teachers of Command Junior Secondary school, Misau who were returning from an excursion journey from Kano state.
“May Allah Almighty grant them Jannatul Firdaus and comfort their families. It is not good for a society to bury its young, worse still, when they go in search of knowledge. I offer my condolences to all affected and the people of Bauchi State,” the governor said.