ABUJA, (Xinhua) --
Eleven bridesmaids were confirmed dead following
a road accident after a local wedding in Nigeria’s northwestern
city of Kano, the road safety police said on Sunday.
women were accompanying the newly-wed home late Saturday when
the driver of their vehicle lost control and hit a tollgate in
Kano, said Kabir Ibrahim-Daura, spokesman for the Federal Road
Safety Corps in the northern state.
According to Ibrahim-Daura, the vehicle in which they were
traveling instantly split into two, causing eight among the
women to die on the spot.
other women died later at the hospital, the spokesman said.
safety police official said another three women and the male
driver were still at the hospital receiving medical treatment.
preliminary investigation indicated that the accident was caused
by over-speeding, he added.