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11 killed in ghastly accident in Niger state

Tragedy struck in Niger State as eleven people died in a Ghastly motor accident along Ilorin-Mokwa-Jebba Highway.

NigeriaCrime.comgathered that nine people died on the spot while two others who sustained serious injuries and were rushed to Mokwa General hospital later died.

The incident occurred at Makera in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state when a trailer collided with a passenger bus returning from Lagos.

According to reports from the scene, the Toyota Hiace bus with registration number FST 325 YE was Kaduna bound and had a head on collision with the Volvo Truck conveying cows with registration number EKY 869 XE.

It was also learned that the accident occurred at about 3.30 am on Tuesday.

Confirming the incident, the Niger State FRSC Sector Commander, Mr. Kumar Tsukwam attributed the cause of the crash to overspeeding and fatigue.

According to him, “22 people were involved in the accident which included 18 males, four females and two children. Ten people were injured while eleven died which include seven males, two females, and two children while the driver of the trailer is nowhere to be found.”

He stated the victims were rushed to General Hospital Mokwa for treatment while the corpses have been deposited at Federal Medical Centre,(FMC) Mortuary Bida added that the rescue operation lasted for six hours due to the severity of the accident. Tsukwam warned against overspeeding and advised motorists and travellers to always shun night travelling.

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