No fewer than 22 passengers all traders that lost their lives in a ghastly motor accident that occurred on the TungaGiwa – Ruwa road in Shanga Local Government Area of Kebbi after their vehicle rolled into a ditch and caught fire were buried in a mass burial at the scene of the accident.
The accident happened when the Toyota Canter bus conveying the traders tried avoiding a pot-hole on the road, hit a motorcyclist and somersaulted, killing the cyclist and 22 passengers in the bus.
Alhaji Garba Salihu, the Sole Administrator of Shanga Local government, told Gov. Atiku Bagudu that the traders were on their way from Tungan Giwa market when the incident happened.
He said 22 persons on board the vehicle died on the spot, while eight others who sustained severe injuries are receiving treatment at the Yauri General Hospital.
Gov. Bagudu who led the state government delegation on a condolence visit to the survivors at the hospital also participated in the mass burial of the victims at the scene of the accident.