By John Ikani
Tragedy struck in Kano metropolis when a moving train crushed a Dangote truck loaded with cement and tricycle with passengers on Sunday.
The incident occurred on Obasanjo Road in Kano metropolis at about 11:30 am on Sunday.
Many people are reportedly affected in the incident with rescue workers at the scene.
Although officials are yet to confirm the latest development, eyewitness who spoke with newsmen said efforts made to flag down the truck moving towards the rail line – while the train was in motion – proved abortive.
“As the driver of the trailer attempted to cross the rail line, the train hit the vehicle and the tricycle simultaneously,” said one of the witnesses.
Meanwhile, another eyewitness said that the passengers in the tricycle were rushed to the hospital unconscious.
As of the time of filing this report, the trailer is still overturned with Good Samaritans evacuating the bags of cements loaded on the truck.
Security agents are also on the ground to prevent hoodlums from looting the goods.