SAD: 23 People Die As Vehicles Crash Into Collapsed Bridge In Katsina [PHOTO]

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«§» 11 September 2013

No fewer than 23 persons were feared killed in multiple crashes, when their vehicles plunged into a collapsed bridge at Yar’randa village in Charanchi Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The first crash involved a bus conveying 24 passengers which plunged into the bridge few minutes after its collapse on Monday night.

According to the witness, the bridge collapsed at about 9.30p.m. due to heavy downpour and moments after the bus with registration number XA 328 KZR, conveying passengers from Kano to Katsina, fell into the bridge.

The villagers said efforts made to alert the bus driver was to no avail as he was on high speed.

The bus and the passengers were swept by the heavy current and some of the dead bodies were recovered miles away in Ajiwa area, the villagers and officials told NAN.

NAN also gathered that only two of the passengers in the bus, including a student of Federal College of Education, Bichi in Kano state, survived the incident.

The student, Jamilu Aminu-Elder, who was seen at the scene, could not speak to NAN as he was still in shock.

The police said 10 bodies had been recovered and deposited at the mortuary of General Hospital, Kankia while the search for 12 others was ongoing.

Similarly, another person was reported dead when the vehicle he was in, a Mitsubishi truck, fell into the water at about 5.00a.m. on Tuesday.

Two other persons in the vehicle however survived, while a motorcycle rider with a passenger, who also plunged into the collapsed bridge were rescued alive.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Bala Senchi, who visited the scene, confirmed the story, but said the police were not clear on the number of death as the search for the missing passengers was still on.

He said policemen had been deployed to the area to control traffic and prevent further accident at the scene.

Malam Rabi’u Ibrahim, the Permanent Secretary, sttae Ministry for Works and Housing and an official of Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) had visited the scene to assess the damage.

Ibrahim said a report would be forwarded to the Katsina State Government for prompt intervention.

He condoled with the families of the deceased persons and prayed for the repose of the souls of those who died. (NAN)

jimctu at 11-09-2013 03:31PM (6 years ago)
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very sad
ThoRam at 11-09-2013 03:45PM (6 years ago)
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A very sad news  Cry Cry  
Austinjack at 11-09-2013 03:51PM (6 years ago)
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Just imagin Nigerian Country dat u are notin even Cho of 99/ percent of life useless Leaders                                                                                                   No load,no water,no Light,no Health care,no education,Not even Buses 4 de Mass,na God go deliver dat Country .
Shegzan at 11-09-2013 04:10PM (6 years ago)
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Hmmn, lugubrious indeed!!

dareper at 11-09-2013 04:13PM (6 years ago)
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Too bad, RIP
elmatado at 11-09-2013 04:28PM (6 years ago)
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lanudja at 11-09-2013 04:47PM (6 years ago)
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Na wetin make night travel tire me be dis... So sad!
Pepesy at 11-09-2013 04:52PM (6 years ago)
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Bad news
cocoeni at 11-09-2013 05:04PM (6 years ago)
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proly at 11-09-2013 05:06PM (6 years ago)
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bad news
Benish at 11-09-2013 05:15PM (6 years ago)
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Sad story... May dia souls RIP
toibeli at 11-09-2013 05:53PM (6 years ago)
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My heart goes out to the family of the dead Cry
ugooo85 at 11-09-2013 06:23PM (6 years ago)
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so sad
Toks-E at 11-09-2013 07:55PM (6 years ago)
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winace at 11-09-2013 07:58PM (6 years ago)
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chicco77 at 11-09-2013 08:27PM (6 years ago)
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RIP to the dead
odprince at 11-09-2013 08:32PM (6 years ago)
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ebiteck at 11-09-2013 09:07PM (6 years ago)
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too bad oo
osamabinladin at 11-09-2013 09:29PM (6 years ago)
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