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25 Dec 2017

Christmas Tragedy As 11 Women Conveying Wedding Bride Die in Auto Car Crash

As many Nigerians are celebrating the Christmas season, other families have been thrown into grief following a ghastly car crash that claimed the lives of eleven people.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kano state on Sunday confirmed that 11 women died in a ghastly auto crash in Kano metropolis on Saturday night.

FRSC Public Relations Officer, Mr Kabir Ibrahim-Daura told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano that the incident occurred  around 8.30 p.m. at the old tollgate near Sa’adatu Abubakar Rimi College of Education.

According to him, the women were conveying a bride from Unguwa Uku to Yan’lemu area when the driver lost control of the vehicle and hit the tollgate.

He said eight women died on the spot while the remaining three died at the hospital.

“Eight persons died on the spot because the vehicle after hitting the tollgate it divided into two instantly," Daura said.

He said three other women and the male driver were still at the hospital receiving medical attention.

The FRSC spokesman attributed the accident to over spending and urged other motorists to drive with utmost care by obeying all the traffic rules and regulations.

(NAN)

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