Twelve passengers loss their lives while six others sustained various degrees of injuries in a motor accident along the Kaduna-Abuja road.

Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the incident said the crash occurred at the Nasarawa Doka side of the road in Kachia Local Government Area (LGA).

According to the statement, the crash involved a lone Toyota Hiace bus conveying 18 passengers from Zaria to Abuja.

He said the cause of the crash has been identified as a brake failure following a tyre explosion.

Aruwan said that Governor Nasir El-Rufai sent condolences to the families of the perished victims, as he offered prayers for the repose of their souls.

He wished the injured persons a quick recovery.