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Auto Crash Kills 25 People Injures 53 In Kano – FRSC

Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Kano Sector Command, has confirmed the death of 25 travellers, while 53 others were injured in an auto crash, on Monday, in Kano, North West Nigeria.

The accident reportedly occurred in the Dangwaro International Market, in the metropolitan area of Kano City.

FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Ibrahim Abdullahi, who confirmed the accident in a statement issued to newsmen on Monday in Kano said, the travellers were loaded in a trailer which also carried cows heading to the Southern part of Nigeria from Maiduguri.

According to him, the trailer collided with another vehicle and somersaulted.

He said that the accident involved a trailer (IVECO) with registration number XA 311 ZB.

“We received a call at about 03:15 am on July 1, 2024. On receiving the information, we quickly dispatched our personnel and vehicle to the scene of the accident to rescue the victims at 03:30 am,” Ibrahim said.

The Sector Commander also said, the accident occurred as a result of “excessive speed, dangerous driving and overloading which led to loss of control.”

He further explained that during the rescue operation, items recovered include six motorcycles, ten mobile phones, animals (goats and rams), maize and the sum of N400,000.

Abdullahi said that all the recovered items were in police custody.

“All the victims were immediately conveyed to Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital Kano for urgent medical attention.

“The doctors on duty confirmed 25 dead out of the victims”, he said.

He warned motorists against unsafe practices of transporting animals, goods, along with human beings.

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