Tears, Lamentation as 7 Die in Auto Crash After Attending Tinubu, APC Rally in Top Northern State
- A piece of news that would be described as tragic is the death of seven persons who lost their lives after attending the Kano rally
- According to eyewitnesses report, ten people were said to be aboard when the sad accident occurred
- Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the APC held its presidential rally in Kano state and they were greeted by a mammoth crowd who declared their support for Bola Tinubu in the coming polls
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Seven people from Kwanar Dangora town in Kiru LGA have died in a motor accident along the Kano-Zaria road.
Daily Trust reported that they were returning from the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate’s campaign rally in Kano on Wednesday, January 4th.
What really happened
Witnesses said the accident occurred around 6:00 pm when their Golf car collided with an oil tanker. Ten people were said to be aboard when the accident occurred.
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Speaking to Daily Trust, a resident of the town, Tukur Lawan, disclosed that five people died on the spot while two others were declared dead at the Murtala Muhammed Hospital.
“We all attended the rally, and on our way back, the tragic incident occurred. We woke up today full of sorrow.
“After they collided, the tanker detached from the vehicle and crushed the Golf car against the barricade on the road,” he said.
He listed the deceased to include Bala Kariya, Barau Kariya, Hamza Huntu, Danladi Gidan Algaita, Musbahu Gidan Diraman, Yakubu Gidan Diraman and Lawan Gidan Diraman.
Another resident speaks
Another resident, Mahmud Abubakar Kiru, said the whole town was shocked, including the political leaders who attended the funeral prayers held at different villages.
He said members of the national and state assemblies, among them, the senator representing Kano South, Kabiru Gaya, attended the funeral prayers, as well as other political office holders.
FRSC has yet to react
Meanwhile, the spokesman for the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Abdullahi A. Labaran, said they had yet to receive information about the accident.
Driver killed, 3 injured in accident involving convoy of popular southwest governor
Meanwhile, Ramon Mustapha, a driver in Governor Seyi Makinde's convoy, has been reported dead after involving in a fatal accident.
It was gathered that he died while on duty when the governor was returning to the state capital after a town hall meeting with PDP stakeholders.
Mustapha has been laid to rest according to Islamic rites, while three other persons involved in the auto crash were severely injured.
Big blow for Labour Party as Peter Obi’s strong ally dies in ghastly motor accident
Labour Party flag bearer, Peter Obi was in grief following the tragic death of Mallam Lawal Garba, the party's zonal chairman in Kaduna state.
Garba died in an auto-crash along the Kaduna-Zaria road while on his way back from the party's activity in the state capital on Monday, October 17.
In a statement signed by the chief spokesman of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign, Dr Yunusa Tanko, in Abuja, on Tuesday, Obi said, he was saddened by the news of the sudden death of Mallam Lawal Garba.