Eight members of staff of the Yobe State college of education have reportedly died in a road accident.
NAN gathered that the eight non-academic staff, including the driver, were travelling from Gashua to Damaturu in the college bus to attend a promotion examination.
The survivors of the accident said the vehicle had a burst tyre, which forced it to somersault several times, thereby killing eight people while five others sustained injuries.
The provost of the college, Alhaji Muhammad Gishiwari, who confirmed the accident, said it was a huge loss to the college.
Meanwhile, Gov. Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe, has described the death of the staff as a great loss to the state, their families and the country.
Gaidam prayed for the repose of the departed souls and a quick recovery for the injured people.