By Abdulmumin Murtala
Kano—Two people sleeping on a rail-track allegedly abandoned for long were, yesterday, crushed to death by a moving train behind Kano Club in Nasarawa Local Government Area of Kano State
Though the ages and gender of the victims have not been confirmed, it was gathered that one of the victims was cut into halves by the train.
Confirming the incident, Kano State Police Command‘s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP. Abdullahi Haruna, said on April 16, at about 8 a.m, the police received a report that two yet-to-be-identified persons, who were stretched out on the railway track, had been crushed to death by a moving train behind Kano Club in Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state.
According to him, when the police visited the scene, it was discovered that one of the victims had been cut into half by the moving train.
He said the corpses had been evacuated to a hospital, whose name he did not disclose.
The PPRO called on the public to steer clear of railway tracks to forestall unnecessary accidents, adding that sitting beside the railroad could be very dangerous.