Truck Loaded With Cattle to Enugu Somersaulted On Kano Flyover

At least 120 goats have reportedly died after a truck carrying goats, people, and some goods overturned on the Zaria Road flyover.

According to Saminu Yusif Abdullahi, the Public Relations Officer of the State Fire Service, an emergency call was received from SP Muhd Auwal Abubakar, the DPO of Kwalli Police Division, at about 3:30 AM on Monday.

Firemen from the central, Kantin Kwari, and Danladi Nasidi fire stations were deployed to the accident scene at 3:42 AM. He said;

“A long truck trailer open body with registration number KMC 311 QZ conveyed 90 people, 199 goats and 5 Bajaj motorcycles. The truck fell down on the flyover of Zaria road.

“The officer-in-charge of the operation informed the control room. Twenty-five people were rescued unconscious and 49 people managed to escape with serious injuries on their bodies while 17 people were rescued alive without any injury. Thereafter 120 goats were dead and 79 goats were rescued alive.”

The state fire service, Federal Road Safety Corps, police and other agencies conveyed the victims who were rescued alive to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital for medical attention while those who are rescued unconscious were conveyed to Abdullahi Wasai Teaching Hospital.

This incident occurred just 48 hours after a truck loaded with cows, traveling from Wudil to Enugu, somersaulted on the Maiduguri Road flyover in Kano.

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