In Bauchi 23 students and teachers perish in auto crash

A bus carrying the students and teachers reportedly ran into a truck, leaving the bus completely crushed.

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About 23 students and teachers of Command Junior Secondary school, Misau, Bauchi state have died in an accident.

The deceased were said to be returning from an excursion from Kano state when their vehicle crashed on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

In a condolence state message by the state Governor, Mohammed Abubakar, he said the state-owned school and the state has lost its "best young minds, students and teachers".

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"May Allah Almighty grant them Jannatul Firdaus and comfort their families. It is not good for a society to bury its young, worse still, when they go in search of knowledge. I offer my condolences to all affected and the people of Bauchi State," Abubakar said.

It was gathered that the incident, which occurred at about 11.00 a.m, involved a truck and a bus conveying the students from Misau local government, Bauchi.

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The bus was crushed beyond recognition, with almost all the students and teachers dead.

The spokesman for the Kano police command, Musa Majiya, confirmed the incident.

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