Seven persons died on Monday in a road crash at Karnaya Village in Dutse Local Government Area of Jigawa.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the accident involved an 18-seater commercial vehicle and a Sports Utility Vehicle.
An eyewitness, Malam Hussaini Danlami, told NAN that the two vehicles were moving in opposite directions, when they collided.
The Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps in the state, Malam Aminu Umar, who confirmed the incident, attributed the tragedy to dangerous overtaking.
“From the information made available to us, the accident was caused by dangerous overtaking,” he said
Umar said his officers had deposited the seven corpses at Rasheed Shekoni Specialist Hospital, Dutse, adding that four other victims were being treated for injuries at the same hospital.tweet