25 DIE IN KANO, BAUCHI ROAD CRASHES
Eighteen persons have died in a road accident along Gadar Shiburu Ririwai-Doguwa road in Doguwa Local Government Area of Kano State.
Also seven persons died in a road accident that occurred in Tilde Fulani town, along the Bauchi-Jos highway, Bauchi State.
According to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the accident was as a result of a damaged bridge in that area in Kano state.
The FRSC Sector Commander in Kano, Zubairu Mato, said the accident occurred on Friday when a bridge linking Ririwai and Doguwa broke down as a result of the heavy rainfall.
It was gathered that five passengers, who lost their lives in the crash were from the same family travelling to Dambatta Local Government Area of the state.
The FRSC added that all the dead have been buried according to Islamic rites.
It was also gathered that the accident in Bauchi which involved a green Opel Vectra marked JNN 348 NC, happened when the driver lost control and plunged into a river following a torrential rainfall.
A resident, Saleh Musa narrated that the accident was caused by a heavy downpour during the weekend.
He said, “After the accident, two corpses were recovered and wreckage of the car was removed from the river by the community and some passersby who intervene in the rescue operation. The remaining passengers were drowned and washed away by the water that flooded the river.”
Bauchi State Police Command confirmed the accident.
The command’s spokesperson, Ahmed Wakil, said the search operation was still ongoing to recover the remaining five passengers who were on board the car.
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