Fifteen persons on Saturday died in an accident involving a sand truck which collided with a car at Garin Ciroma, in Gagarawa Local Government Area of Jigawa State.
According to an eye witness, the Volkswagen Golf 3 vehicle with a passenger capacity of seven and registration number AA 664 DRA was overloaded with 15 persons.
It was gathered that the victims were returning from Gwaram Local Government Area.
Confirming the incident, the Sector Commander of the Federal Roads Safety Commission (FRSC) in the state, Mr. Angus Ibezim, said the accident happened at about 9:pm on Saturday.
Ibezim said the truck’s headlights were faulty, thus the car coming from the opposite direction was not aware of it.
He said the fifteen persons in the car included eight men, four women and three children.