13 killed In Niger road crash

At least thirteen persons have been killed in a road crash at Panti village along Bida-Mokwa road in Lavun Local Government Area of Niger State.

The Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Niger State command, Joel Dagwa, confirmed the incident.

According to Dagwa, men of the command located at the Kutigi Unit Command carried out evacuation operation in the early hours of Tuesday.

He disclosed that the accident involved a trailer and an 18-seater bus that was heading to Lagos from the north.

Dagwa said the corpses of those killed have been deposited at the Kutigi General Hospital, while those injured have been taken to the Federal Medical Centre Bida and Kutigi General Hospital.

He, however, said many of the injured victims were in critical condition and still unconscious.

The FRSC boss also said details of the passengers and the specific state from which the bus was travelling are yet to be ascertained.

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