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Regional News of Saturday, 27 June 2020


Road accident kills eight, injures eight others in Niger

At least eight persons have been killed in a road traffic crash along Mokwa-Bida road, Niger State on Saturday, leaving eight others with various degrees of injuries.

Niger's Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Commander, Mr Joel Dagwa, said that the accident, which occurred at about 12 noon at Labozhip village, involved a commercial bus and an articulated vehicle.

“Twenty-two people were involved in the mishap; some of the victims were taken to General Hospital, Mokwa, while others were evacuated to Federal Medical Centre, Bida.”

Dagwa said that the bus took off from Lagos and was heading to Kano, while the tanker took off from Kano and was moving to Lagos.

According to him, drivers of the two vehicles survived the accident, while the assistant to the bus driver was among the deceased.

The sector commander advised motorists to exercise caution and adhere strictly to speed limits to avoid crashes.

He blamed the accident on speed violation and loss of control.

“We will continue to sustain our aggressive patrols across all major highways to ensure that road users adhere strictly to traffic rules and regulations to avoid road accidents,” he said.


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