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21 people reportedly killed as bridge collapses in Jigawa State

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About 21 people reportedly lost their lives on Sunday after floods caused a bridge in Gwaram Local Government Area of Jigawa State to cave in.

Emerging reports say the victims included 11 applicants who were disqualified from joining the military services, and a teenage girl.

But one of the applicants reportedly survived with a leg fracture.

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According to residents, the bridge collapsed in the wake of heavy flooding wrought by torrential rains.

The victims were said to have been travelling in a Hummer commuter bus from Kano to Adamawa when the incident happened.

Officials in the state are yet to comment on the development.

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