Twelve people died Monday afternoon in an auto crash along the Kaduna – Abuja road.

Kaduna Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Hafiz Mohammed confirmed the death on Tuesday.

He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the accident involved a lone Toyota Hiace carrying 18 passengers.

The crash resulted in the injury of six other occupants of the bus.

A tyre burst was identified as the cause. The vehicle was on its way to Zaria in Kaduna.

The FRSC regularly cautions drivers against over-speeding and long-distance trips with expired/unsound tyres.

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