Monday, 31 October 2011

Accident claims 5 in Kano

A tragic accident has occurred in Kano State
wiping out five occupants of a Mercedes
Benz, who are probably members of the same
The ill-fated vehicle, it was gathered, was
driving to Kano from the Zaria end of the
highway before it skipped off the track at
Tamburawa Bridge , some 21 Kilometer to the
state capital.
The actual cause of the tragedy was not clear
as at press time, but witnesses told the Daily
Sun that the car unexpectedly ran into a deep
pothole at the edge of the bridge as a result of
which the driver lost control.
Sympathizers, including some of local divers,
immediately mobilized a rescue operation team
but their efforts were insufficient to save the
lives of the victims.
It took the arrival of the officers of the Fire
Service to bring out the mangled body of the
deceased including that of the wife that was
cut into two and an infant, whose head was
Sector Commander of the Federal Road
Safety Corps in Kano State, Alhaji Hassan
Kogari while confirming the incident blamed
the state of the road for the accident.
Alhaji Kogari regretted that the very dead
spot, situated at the entrance of the bridge
has led to similar tragic crashes that had
killed no fewer than 34 lives in the past six
months. He appealed to the Federal
Government and the relevant authorities, to
as a matter of urgency, commence the repairs
of that particular portion of the high way in
order to avert further loss of lives.

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