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25 killed, 53 injured in Kano road crash

The crash is said to have involved 90 persons who were loaded in the trailer with animals, motorcycles, and bags of maize.

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25 killed, 53 injured in Kano road crash

No fewer than 25 persons have lost their lives in an early Monday morning traffic crash involving a trailer at Dangwaro Flyover along Kano-Zaria Expressway in Kano State.

The crash is said to have involved 90 persons who were loaded in the trailer with animals, motorcycles, and bags of maize.

Journalists report a trailer had lost control and rammed into worshippers who had concluded their Juma’at prayers at Imawa town in Kura local government area of the State last Friday, which led to the death of 14 persons.

Spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), RS1.2, Kano State Sector Command, Abdullahi Labaran, in a statement made available to journalists on Monday, noted that 53 victims sustained injuries while 12 others were rescued unhurt.

According to the statement, “At approximately 0330hrs, a fatal accident involving a trailer (IVECO) with registration number KMC 311 ZB occurred at Dangwaro Flyover along Kano-Zaria Road.

“The crash involved ninety (90), with devastating consequences: twenty-five (25) fatalities, fifty-three (53) injured individuals, and twelve (12) people rescued unhurt.

“Preliminary investigations suggest that the probable cause of the crash was due to over-speeding and loss of control by the driver of the trailer.”

Labaran further stated that during the rescue operation by the personnel of the Corps alongside the Police and other first respondents, the team recovered six motorcycles, 10 mobile phones, animals (rams & goats), maize, and the sum of N4,000 while all victims were swiftly transported to Murtala Specialist Hospital Kano for urgent medical attention.

In response to this tragic incident, the Sector Commander, CC Ibrahim Abdullahi, has warned drivers and motorists against the unsafe practice of transporting animals, goods, and human beings concurrently. He said such practices not only endanger lives but also contravene traffic regulations designed to ensure road safety.

The FRSC sector commander further urged all road users to adhere strictly to traffic laws and regulations to prevent further tragedies on the roads.

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