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10 die in Niger auto crash

By News desk

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger State has confirmed that 10 persons were killed in an accident recently in Skafa village, Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.

FRSC Sector Commander, Joel Dagwa, who disclosed the development on Friday in Minna, Niger State capital, said that the accident involved an articulated vehicle and a commercial bus.

According to Dagwa, the accident involved a trailer with registration number KTU 282 XM and commercial bus GGE 879 XV along Mokwa-Jebba road.

“The accident left 11 injured and they were taken to general hospital, Mokwa for medical attention while the corpses were deposited at the mortuary,’’ he said, attributing the cause of the accident to speeding and dangerous overtaking.

The sector  commander said that the corps would continue to monitor road users to guard against overloading and dangerous driving.

“We have already embarked on a 24-hour patrol on all the federal highways to ensure safety of road users by enforcing traffic rules and regulations,” Dogwa said.


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