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Trailer Conveying 90 Passengers Crashes In Kano, 25 Killed

Not fewer than 25 passengers have been confirmed dead in a lone accident involving a trailer conveying 90 passengers at the Dangwaro flyover along Kano-Zaria Road.

The operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC confirmed the incident on Monday as reported by Vanguard.

This was coming barely three days, after another trailer ran into worshippers claiming the lives of 15 persons in Imawa town, Kura Local Government area and along Kano – Zaria road.

The Kano Sector Commander of FRSC, CC Ibrahim Abdullahi who confirmed the incident, said about 53 other passengers sustained injuries while 12 others were rescued unhurt.

Abdullahi in a statement by his spokesperson, CRC Abdullahi Labaran attributed the fatal accident involving the trailer (IVECO) with registration number KMC 311 ZB to over speeding which resulted in a loss of control.

He warned the drivers and motorists against the unsafe practice of transporting animals, goods, and human beings concurrently noting that such practices not only endanger lives but also contravene traffic regulations designed to ensure road safety.

“At about 0330hrs on Monday, 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.

“The FRSC promptly mobilized rescue operations in collaboration with the Nigerian Police and other emergency response agencies. During the rescue operation, items recovered included six motorcycles, ten mobile phones, animals (rams & goats), maize, and the sum of four thousand naira. All recovered items are currently in police custody.

“All victims of the road traffic crash have been swiftly transported to Murtala Specialist Hospital Kano for urgent medical attention.

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

“The FRSC urges all road users to adhere strictly to traffic laws and regulations to prevent further tragedies on our roads.”

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