BREAKING: 25 Travellers Killed, 53 Injured in Kano Auto Crash

A tragic accident occurred in the early hours of Monday morning when a Lagos-bound trailer lost control and crashed on the outskirts of the Kano metropolis. The incident resulted in the loss of 25 lives, with 53 others sustaining injuries.

The ill-fated vehicle, loaded with passengers and cows, was reportedly in transit from Borno State to Lagos. As it attempted to negotiate the Naibawa flyover, disaster struck. The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) confirmed the grim toll: 25 fatalities and 53 injured individuals.

According to Sector Commander Ibrahim Abdullahi, the accident was caused by a combination of excessive speed, dangerous driving, and overloading. The vehicle’s loss of control led to the devastating crash. “We received a call at about 03:15 a.m. on July 1, 2024, On receiving the information, we quickly dispatched our personnel and vehicle to the scene of the incident to rescue the victims at 03:30a.m.,” Ibrahim said.

“The accident occurred as a result of excessive speed, dangerous driving and overloading which led to loss of control, that led the vehicle to crash.”

“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 explained.

During the rescue operation, authorities recovered items including six motorcycles, ten mobile phones, animals (goats and rams), maize, and N400,000 in cash. All recovered items are now in police custody.

The victims were promptly transported to Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital in Kano for urgent medical attention. Tragically, the doctors confirmed 25 fatalities among the victims. Abdullahi emphasized the importance of adhering to traffic laws and regulations, warning against the unsafe practice of transporting animals and goods alongside human passengers.

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Authorities urge vigilance and responsible driving to prevent further tragedies on Nigerian roads.

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