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14 die as trailer rams into Kano mosque

No fewer than 14 worshippers lost their lives while several others sustained varying injuries when a trailer ran into Jumuat prayer worshippers in Imama town, Kura Local Government Area of Kano State.

The accident occurred shortly after the Friday prayer when the driver of the trailer coming from Kaduna axis with registration number MKA 537XN lost control and ran into the worshippers.

The FRSC, Kano Sector Commander, Ibrahim Abdullahi, in a statement by the Corps spokesman, Abdullahi Labaran, said the incident was reported at 1350hrs.

Abdullahi said nine of the deceased were buried on Friday afternoon while those injured were receiving treatment at a hospital.

According to the statement, the driver of the trailer is at large.

The statement read, “Upon receiving the distress call, FRSC Kano State Command promptly dispatched personnel to the scene, alongside other security agencies, to initiate rescue operations and provide immediate medical assistance to the injured victims.’’

Abdullahi emphasised the FRSC’s commitment to road safety and urged all road users to adhere strictly to traffic regulations to prevent such avoidable tragedies.


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