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Wednesday, 11 September 2013

23 Killed As Speeding Vehicle Crashes Into Collapsed Bridge.

Collapsed Yar'randa bridge where 23 passengers died in Charnachi, Katsina State, Monday. PHOTO: NAN
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.
Vanguard Nigeria.

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