About seven people lost their lives in Kano on Sunday when a pedestrian bridge still under construction at Dorayi quarters in the state collapsed.
According to police authorities in Kano while commenting about the incident, the tragedy occurred around 4:45 p.m. when the bridge, which was still under construction, caved in and collapsed on a car, which was passing underneath it.
“The workers at the site had reportedly warned motorists not to pass because they were working on the bridge but the driver of the taxi allegedly ignored the warning.
“So, the moment he moved, before he passed, the bridge caved in and collapsed on the vehicle, which led to the death of the seven persons,’’ he said.
According to the Kano state police PRO ,ASP Magaji Màjiyar , the vehicle has since been evacuated from the scene and the corpses of the dead already deposited at a hospital morgue,while the police
had also commenced investigation into the cause of the incidents.