The police in Yobe State are investigating the circumstances surrounding a single car crash on Wednesday, May 19, in which five teenage girls, including three siblings, were killed.
While four of the deceased teens whose ages ranged between 12 and 15, died on the spot, the fifth reportedly died before reaching a nearby hospital where she was rushed for treatment.
The teenagers have been identified as Hajja Abubaker, aged 15; Aisha Abubakar, aged 14, Fatima Abubakar, aged 12; Amina Ali, aged 14, and Aisha Umar, aged 14, the only girl among the victims who died while being rushed to the hospital.
As of the time of filing this report, Scudnews could not confirm their destination, but it was learnt that the accident which raised curiosity, occurred at about 11.am while the teenagers were riding in a Honda Accord bearing registration number FKA 635 AA.
Curiously, the driver of the vehicle whose name was given as Lawal Mohammed, an indigene of Potiskum, Yobe State, escaped the devastating crash unhurt, and has been arrested by the police for questioning.
The police said bodies of the five teenagers which were initially deposited at the General Hospital Damagun for autopsy, have been released to the families for burial according to Islamic rites, but assured that investigation into the accident was in progress.
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