8 killed, 5 injured in lone-car crash in Niger | Dailytrust

8 killed, 5 injured in lone-car crash in Niger

Accident scene (file photo)

Eight people have been killed and five others injured following an auto crash at Kwana Bokwai along Minna-Lambatta road in Niger State.

Daily Trust learnt the lone-car accident, which occurred Friday midnight, involved a Kastin- bound commercial Volkswagen Sharon bus with registration Number BUU 150 ZL.

The bus was said to be conveying thirteen adult males from Minna to Katsina State.

According to a report by the Federal Road Safety Corps Officer In-charge FRSC Outpost in Lambata, Route Commander Babatunde Onemola, the cause of the crash was as a result of tyre burst and loss of control.

The Rescue officers of the FRSC Lambata Outpost, who carried out the rescue at the midnight, disclosed that thirteen people were involved.

He said that seven died at the sport, while one died at the Federal Medical Center (FMC) Gawu Babangida.

It was also learnt that five others sustained various degrees of injuries and are still hospitalised.