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Regional News of Friday, 6 January 2023


Tears, lamentation as 7 die in auto crash after attending APC rally in top northern state

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Report indicates that seven people from Kwanar Dangora town in Kiru LGA have died in a motor accident along the Kano-Zaria road.

It was gathered that the people were returning from the All Progressives Congress APC presidential campaign rally in Kano on Wednesday, January 4.

According to eyewitnesses the accident occurred around 6:00 pm when their Golf car collided with an oil tanker. Ten people were said to be aboard when the accident occurred.

A resident of the town, Tukur Lawan, said that five people died on the spot while two others were said to have died at the Murtala Muhammed Hospital.

“We all attended the rally, and on our way back, the tragic incident occurred. We woke up today full of sorrow.

“After they collided, the tanker detached from the vehicle and crushed the Golf car against the barricade on the road,” he said.

The deceased include Bala Kariya, Barau Kariya, Hamza Huntu, Danladi Gidan Algaita, Musbahu Gidan Diraman, Yakubu Gidan Diraman and Lawan Gidan Diraman.

Another resident, Mahmud Abubakar Kiru, noted that the burial was attended by members of the national and state assemblies. the senator representing Kano South, Kabiru Gaya among others.