By Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano
No fewer than 11 women died in a fatal auto crash in Kano at the weekend in Naibawa area while conveying bride to the husband.
The spokesman of the Kano Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Mr. Kabir Ibrahim-Daura, told journalists yesterday that the incident happened around 8:30p.m. last Saturday at the old toll gate near Saâ€™adatu Abubakar Rimi College of Education, Kano.
He said: â€œEight persons died on the spot because the vehicle after hitting the toll gate, split into two instantly.â€
Kabiru said the women were conveying a bride from Unguwa Uku to Naibawa Yanâ€™lemu area when the driver lost control of the vehicle and hit the toll gate.Â
The FRSC spokesman explained that eight women died on the spot while the remaining three died at the hospital.
According to him, three other women and the driver were still at the hospital receiving treatment.
He blamed the accident on over-speeding, and urged other motorists to drive with utmost care by obeying all the traffic rules.