Seven die in Niger road crash

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The Niger State sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Kumar Tsukwam, has confirmed that seven people died in a motor accident in Lanle in Lavun Local Government Area of Niger State.

Tsukwam stated that the accident occurred on Sunday night between a trailer with registration number FKA-327XA and a commercial Ford Mini-bus with registration number SHA-140XH as a result of excess speeding.

He also stated that the vehicle lost control after the two vehicles had collided with each other as the Ford vehicle tried to overtake another vehicle.

He said, “The vehicles collided when the ford tried to overtake another vehicle while speeding, then it collided with the trailer”.

The sector commander also explained that six of the seven people involved in the accident died on the spot while the seventh victim died on Monday at the Kutigi General Hospital.

“All seven victims didn’t die on the spot. Six of them died while one was taken to the hospital but eventually died in the hospital the next day”.

Tsukwam further stated that the FRSC and Red Cross attended to the victims adding that the crash was very fatal.

“The bodies of the deceased were handed over to the Vice Chairman, Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, Abubakar Ahmed, in the presence of the police and the vehicles are with the Kutigi Police Division for further investigation,” he added.