Breaking: Bridge Collapse Kills 11 Disqualified Military Applicants, Others

Breaking: Bridge Collapse Kills 11 Disqualified Military Applicants, Others

  • A bridge has collapsed in Gwaram local government area of Jigawa state, leaving twenty-one people dead
  • Musbahu Basirka, the chairperson of Jigawa Civil Society Forum, confirming the incident said the victims include 11 disqualified military applicants
  • The deceased were said to be travelling in a Hummer commuter bus from Kano when the incident happened

Jigawa - A report by Premium Times indicates that no fewer than 21 people died after a bridge collapsed in Gwaram Local Government Area of Jigawa state.

Eleven disqualified military applicants were among the victims of the tragic incident that occured on Sunday, August 15.

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At least 21 persons died in JIgawa sttae after a bridge collapsed in Gwaram Local Government Area. Photo credit: @jigawastatenewmedia
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According to the report, residents said the bridge collapsed following heavy flooding.

Speaking to the online publication, Musbahu Basirka, chairperson of Jigawa Civil Society Forum, said the victims include a teenage girl.

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He further revealed that the victims were travelling in a commuter bus from Kano to Adamawa when the incident happened, adding that one of the applicants reportedly survived with a leg fracture.

Lawan Adam, the Jigawa police spokesperson confirmed that they responded to a distress call following the incident.

He explained that a Hummer bus conveying 18 passengers and a Canter lorry carring 3 passengers both fell into broken culvert full of water.

Though the victims were taken to a hospital, the medical doctor confrimed 21 passengers dead.

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