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7 medical workers killed in Kano auto crash

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Seven members of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, on Tuesday lost their lives in a fatal auto crash along Kano-Kaduna expressway at Rikolo village.

The deceased were delegates on an official trip to Keffi, Nassarawa to attend a Federal Health Institutions Medical and Health Workers Forum meeting.

It was gathered that their driver lost control which made the vehicle somersault before running into a ditch at about 3.00pm November 22.

Confirming the incident, the Chairman of Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital branch of the Union, Comrade Serki Adamu Musa, said six of the deceased died on the spot,
while the seventh person died at Ahmadu Bello Teaching Hospital, Chika.

Musa said the delegates include an executive member from the National Orthopedics Hospital, Dala in Kano and
Secretary of the Union at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Kano Branch, Comrade Muhammad Ya’u Ibrahim.

Others are from the Federal Medical Center Nguru, in Yobe state, Federal Medical Center Azare in Bauchi state, Federal Medical Center, Birnin Kudu, Jigawa State, and Federal Medical Center Katsina.

He said while other deceased have been taken to their various areas for burial,the remains of Comrade Muhammad Ya’u Ibrahim will be buried at 9.00am today at Dakata.

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