25 students, three teachers die in Bauchi auto crash
By Rita Michael
Three teachers and about 25 students of Government Comprehensive Day Secondary School (GCDSS), Misau in Bauchi State were Tuesday morning, February 13, 2018, crushed to death by a trailer.
The students and their teachers were said to be traveling to Gidan Dan Hausa in Kano State for an excursion inside a commercial Toyota bus when they had a collision with the trailer at about 10am.
All the students, their three teachers and the driver died in the process.
Our correspondent gathered that the accident occurred at Gaya village in Kano State, while the victims were Junior Secondary School (JSS) 1 and 2 students.
A teacher from the school, Ya’u Mohammed, confirmed that 22 of the students and three teachers died on the spot while three of students died later on their way to the hospital in Darazo.
Yaú said that the victims had been evacuated from the accident scene and their dead bodies taken to Misau where they would be handed to their various families for burial.
Efforts to reach the Principal at the time of the report proved abortive but another teacher, Mohammed Kaka, said that it was a sad period for the school management.
He said, “We lost three of our dedicated and intelligent teachers and the students who died were quite; promising, it is a sad one.”
When contacted, the Special Adviser to Governor Mohammed Abubakar on Education, Comrade Sabo Mohammed, described the development as heart breaking.
He said: “On behalf of the state government, and education stakeholders, I wish to express my sincere condolence to the Emir of Misau, Ahaji Ahmad Suliman, and as well as parents and families of the deceased for this sad loss.
“As I am speaking to you now, the governor is deeply sad by the development and he has detailed the Commissioner of Education and myself to pay a condolence visit to the Emir and families of the deceased. May their gentle souls rest in peace and may God forgive them their sins and give them eternal rest.”