Seven members of Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, including two from Kano were confirmed dead on Tuesday in an auto crash along Kano- Kaduna expressway at Rikolo village, a few kilometers to Zaria.
The deceased, who were delegates on official trip to Keffi in Nasarawa State to attend a Federal Health Institutions Medical and Health Workers Forum meeting, died when their driver lost control and the vehicle somersaulted before running into a ditch at about 3.00 pm.
Chairman Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Branch of the Union, Comrade Serki Adamu Musa, who confirmed the incident, said six of the deceased died on the spot, while the seventh person died at Ahmadu Bello Teaching Hospital, Chika.
Comrade Serki Adamu Musa said the delegates include an executive member from 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 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.
Musa said 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 (Wednesday) at Dakata within Kano metropolis