Two Nigerian woman have perished ion a horrific accident in Kano State.
Daily Trust reports that an automobile accident within Kano metropolis resulted in the death of the two middle-aged women who were returning from shopping for the Sallah celebration.
The deceased persons – Khadija and Rasheeda – who were married to two brothers – Nura Garba Khalil and Adamu Garba Khalil – were said to have lost control of their vehicle and hit a street light pole after a car veered off the track to their path.
The accident reportedly happened late Wednesday evening along Kano Government House.
Nura said the women met their untimely death when a car veered towards their path and they tried to maneuver but ended up hitting the street light.
“I was not at the spot where the accident happened but I was told that a driver almost hit their car. So, you know, as a woman, she tried moving away then the car veered off the road and hit pole.”
An eyewitness, who identified himself as Badamasi, told Daily Trust that the car skidded off the road and hit the streetlight pole after descending from State Road Flyover along Government House Road.
“One of them died here instantly while the other one was taken to the Hospital alive. There was no car close to their own at front or at the back, their car just rammed into the pillar,” said Badamasi who sells fuel close to the scene.
Nura Garba Khalil described their late wives as best of friends, saying “They went to the market to get Sallah Stuff for the families.
“I’m really terrified. I can only pray to Allah to forgive them and I will try to be patient. We may have quarrelled with my wife but we used to resolve all issues without involving anyone including our parents,” he said.
Khadija left behind three children, while Rasheeda had four kids.
When contacted, the spokesman for the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC), AA Labaran, said he would respond aptly after inquiry from the relevant desk at FRSC.
However, he had not responded at the time of filing this report.