A road accident at 11,30 am in Majiya town, Taura Local Government Area of Jigawa claimed 10 lives while 10 others were seriously injured Thursday.
Adamu Shehu, the spokesman of Jigawa Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse on Thursday.
He said the accident involved a Sharon bus with registration number GWL 262 ZA and a Toyota Hilux van with number plate ZY 749 AGL.
Mr. Shehu said the cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained.
He however said: ‘‘our men who conducted a rescue mission along with some good Samaritans in the area, attributed the cause to speeding and loss of control.
The spokesperson noted that rain showers were recorded in the area.
‘‘As at the time of giving this report, 10 people were confirmed dead; they include two children, one woman and seven men.
‘‘Ten others also sustained serious injuries and were rushed to Ringim General Hospital for prompt medical attention.
‘‘The Sharon bus is a commercial vehicle while the Toyota Hilux belongs to Wazobia Global Broadcasting and Communication FM Station,’’ he said.
Last week, a busload of schoolchildren on excursion was involved in an accident along Kano road. No fewer than 22 of the children died.