An event which has claimed not less than seven (7) lives in Kano on Sunday when a pedestrian bridge at Dorayi quarters, Kano, collapsed.
Command’s Public Relations Officer, Magaji Majiya, who confirmed the incident in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria. Mr. Majiya said the incident happened at about 4:45 p.m. when the bridge, which was under construction, caved in and collapsed on a motor vehicle, which was passing underneath it.
Mr. Majiya said; “The workers at the site had warned motorists not to pass because they were working on the bridge but the driver of the taxi allegedly ignored the warning. So, the moment he moved; before he passed, the bridge caved in and collapsed on the vehicle, which led to the death of seven persons,’’ the police spokesperson said.
He further said, the vehicle had been evacuated from the scene while the corpses have been deposited at the hospital morgue. He also said the police has commenced investigation into the cause of the incident.
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