No fewer than 11 women lost their lives on Saturday in an auto crash in Kano State while coming from the family house of a bridegroom.
It was learnt that their vehicle lost control and crashed into an abandoned tollgate building in the Na’ibawa ‘Yan Lemo area of Kano State.
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It was gathered that the accident occurred around 9pm after the driver of a Volkswagen Sharon bus with 18 passengers tried to avoid crashing into a speeding Volkswagen Golf.
According to eyewitnesses, the Volkswagen Sharon bus suddenly hit the tollgther boy, who was also in the vehicle. But when I looked at the car, I noticed that it was completely damaged.
“I saw blood and bodies everywhere and I saw a dead woman with a baby screaming on her back.”
Yusuf said the driver of the Volkswagen Sharon escaped death, but suffered from a broken arm.
Another witness told our correspondent that the driver of the Volkswagen Golf sped away after he saw what happened.
The spokesman for the Federal Road Safety Corps in Kano State, Kabiru Daura, who confirmed the incident via a text message, said, “Yes, we are aware. A vehicle conveying women ran into the tollgate building at Yanlemo on Zaria Road.
“Eight persons died on the spot, while three others died after receiving emergency treatment.”