9 die in road accident


From Desmond mgboh, KanoNine passengers travelling on Kano – Katsina Highway have died after their vehicle crashed and fell into Fada Dam in Gwarzo Local Government Area of Kano State.The accident, which occurred on Saturday involved passengers travelling in a Gulf volkswagon car with an unknown registration number.An official statement by Saminu Yusif Abdullahi said 12 passengers were rescued from the dam. He regretted that while three were rescued alive, nine others were taken to the Gwarzo Specialists Hospital an in unconscious state, where they were confirmed dead by doctors.According to him, the victims whose identities could not be verified as at press time included two girls of about six months old, and six women aged about 48,45,42, 40, 35 and 28 years respectively, plus the driverThe statement quoted a witness as saying that one of the victims of the accident was still missing inside the dam.On the possible cause of the accident, the statement explained that the crash was caused by tyre burst which led to loss of control of the vehicle on the part of the driver.

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