Utility poles assembled on a pole lifter machine, ripped through a Volkswagen car on a journey in a Kano State.
Facebook user Muzammil Mandawari who shared the report of utility poles accident in Hausa, disclosed that there was no casualty.
Few years ago, it was reported a pole which went through a charter bus in Central California, killed 5 people and left many other hospitalized with lost limbs.
Rescuers pulled out “bags of body parts” from the survivors of the crash on northbound State Route 99, where the speeding bus carrying about 30 people hit the pole of a highway exit sign head-on, Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke said. It sheared straight through bus, stopping at the first rear axle “with a great impact,” he said.
Emergency workers climbed in through the windows to pull out trapped passengers. Others were ejected and were lying in a ditch, Warnke said. Passenger Leonardo Sanchez was awaked by the violent collision and found himself in a scene of chaos and screams. Some of his fellow passengers couldn’t move, he said, and many were crying out for help.
“We couldn’t pull people out because there was shattered glass everywhere, seats destroyed,” said Sanchez, of Arvin, California.
He said he and others who were not severely hurt left the bus right away, fearing that it might catch fire.
Five people were killed, and at least five others were airlifted to hospitals, California Highway Patrol Officer Moises Onsurez said. He did not have information about any additional injuries or the cause of the single-vehicle crash.
Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock received four crash victims. One was transferred to a Modesto hospital in serious condition, and three were treated and released, said hospital spokeswoman Pennie Rorex.
“The pole went through the center of the bus, and that’s where the injuries were sustained,” Onsurez said.