- 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
Eleven disqualified military applicants were among the victims of the tragic incident that occured on Sunday, August 15.
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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The cause of the collapse is yet to be ascertained at the time of filing the report, but the road users have been advised to seek an alternative route to get to their destinations.
A terse message sent to Legit.ng by a resident of Abuja, noted that the motorists going to Niger state and its environs can take Abuja/Lokoja road to avoid being trapped as the officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) are making concerted efforts to prevent loss of lives.
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He said the Ogun State Fire Service arrived at the scene while the FRSC operatives are on the ground managing the traffic situation.