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The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Kano Sector Command, has confirmed the death of 25 travellers, while 53 others were injured in an early morning auto crash.

The incident occurred in the Dangwaro International Market, in the metropolitan area of Kano City.

The travellers were said to have been loaded in a trailer which also carried cows heading to the Southern part of Nigeria from Maiduguri.

However, the trailer collided with another vehicle and somersaulted.

The FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Ibrahim Abdullahi confirmed the incident in a statement issued to newsmen on Monday in Kano.

He said that the accident involved a trailer (IVECO) with registration number XA 311 ZB.

“We received a call at about 03:15 am 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 03:30 am,” Ibrahim said.

The Sector Commander said that the accident occurred as a result of excessive speed, dangerous driving and overloading which led to loss of control.

He further explained that during the rescue operation, items recovered include six motorcycles, ten mobile phones, animals (goats and rams), maize and the sum of N400,000.

Abdullahi said that all the recovered items were in police custody.

“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 said.

He warned motorists against unsafe practices of transporting animals, goods, along with human beings

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