23 killed in Niger truck crash – Police | Dailytrust

23 killed in Niger truck crash – Police

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Twenty-three persons, on Monday, lost their lives when a truck fully loaded with dozens of cows and 45 persons, skidded off the road and somersaulted into a bush, according to Niger State Police command.

The accident occurred at about 5am along Bokani – Makera road in Mokwa LGA of the state, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Adamu Usman, said while confirming the accident in Minna, on Monday.

Usman said the truck, with registration Number BBJ 666 XA, was coming from Dadin Kowa, in Kebbi State, en route to Lagos when the incident occurred.

He said that the corpses of the deceased and the other 22 who sustained various  degree of injuries, had been conveyed to the Mokwa General Hospital for post-mortem and treatment respectively.

Usman, who attributed the accident to loss of control by the driver, lamented the failure of drivers to obey traffic rules and regulations. ( NAN)