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5 people reportedly dead as pedestrian bridge collapses in Kano

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5 people reportedly dead as pedestrian bridge collapses in Kano

by Vanguard

Five passengers in a taxi were believed to have died Sunday evening in Kano when a pedestrian bridge under construction on Sheik Jafar road collapsed on the moving cab.

The pedestrian bridge which is located at Karshen waya by Gidan mai was designed to check and curtail risk associated with pedestrian crossing at the densely populated Doroyi suburb.

Eyewitness, Salisu Ibrahim told Vanguard that the incident occured around 5.00 pm at a time.

Malam Ibrahim said that the taxi cab had five passengers including the driver, adding that “it would be miracle if any passengers survived this accident.

The eyewitness further disclosed that the passengers were trapped, pointing out that it would take a crane to rescue the battered automobile and its occupants.

When contacted, the police Image Maker in Kano, ASP Magaji Musa Majia said that rescue effort is on to free the trapped passengers.=

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