Twenty-two students and a driver were killed when their bus collided with a truck head-on in northern Nigeria's Bauchi-Kano road, an official said Tuesday.
"I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences to their parents, students and teachers of Government Secondary School Misau, Misau Emirate Council and the entire Bauchi State over this tragic incident".
When contacted, Head of Operations, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Bauchi State Command, Mr. Paul Guar, confirmed the accident, saying that it occurred at Gaya, which is under the jurisdiction of Jigawa State Command.
Nigeria's speaker of the House of Representatives has expressed sadness and grief over the death of 21 students of Government Secondary School, Misau, who died while returning from an excursion in Kano.
The bus they boarded was said to have had a collision with a trailer, leading to the death of 11 male and 10 female students, in addition to three of their teachers.
"Two of the injured were taken to Gaya General Hospital while the remaining one has been referred to a Specialist Hospital in Kano", Daura said.
Ibrahim-Daura said all the corpses have been deposited at the General Hospital, Gaya.
Musa Majiya, the police spokesman said the police was "taking care of the situation".