Pedestrian bridge collapse kills 7

The pedestrian bridge was said to still be under construction and workers at the site had warned pedestrians not to pass the area.

Police said motorists and pedestrians had been warned not to pass the area of the uncompleted bridge.

About seven persons have been reported dead on Sunday, April 26, at Dorayi quarters area of Kano state after a pedestrian bridge collapsed on a taxi.

The pedestrian bridge was said to still be under construction and workers at the site had warned pedestrians, including the taxi driver, not to ply the area.

Reports say the taxi driver drove underneath the bridge anyway, and unfortunately it collapsed on his car, leaving him and his passengers dead. Some pedestrians were also reported killed in the accident.

Confirming the incident, Kano Police command Public Relations Officer, Magaji Majiya, said it happened around 4:45 p.m.

“The workers at the site had 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 seven persons,’’ the police spokesperson told NAN.

He said the vehicle has been evacuated from the scene and the corpses have been deposited at a hospital morgue.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Wike, Makinde, Ortom meet Obasanjo ahead of presidential primaries

Wike, Makinde, Ortom meet Obasanjo ahead of presidential primaries

PDP Primaries: Ortom wins senatorial ticket as serving Ondo senator loses

PDP Primaries: Ortom wins senatorial ticket as serving Ondo senator loses

If I become president, any govt official that spends dollars will be jailed -Peter Obi

If I become president, any govt official that spends dollars will be jailed -Peter Obi

Rubber producers present life crocodile to Obasanjo, say they can’t give him money

Rubber producers present life crocodile to Obasanjo, say they can’t give him money

Presidential ambition: Emefiele withdraws suit against INEC, AGF

Presidential ambition: Emefiele withdraws suit against INEC, AGF

PDP Primaries: Enugu reports peaceful and transparent elections

PDP Primaries: Enugu reports peaceful and transparent elections

PDP primaries: INEC accused of swapping delegates list in Ogun State

PDP primaries: INEC accused of swapping delegates list in Ogun State

Rep Ogbeide-Ihama picks PDP ticket for Edo South at Senate

Rep Ogbeide-Ihama picks PDP ticket for Edo South at Senate

Buhari commiserates with Kano people over gas explosion

Buhari commiserates with Kano people over gas explosion