11 dead, many injured as Lagos-bound truck crash in Niger
No fewer than 11 persons have been confirmed dead from the crash of an articulated vehicle in Wuya village of Lemu Local Government Area of Niger State.
The vehicle was traveling to Lagos from Katsina.
Commissioner of Police Adamu Usman told reporters in Minna that other persons sustained injuries when the accident occurred on Friday.
Mr Usman said that the accident occurred in the afternoon when the tyre of an articulated vehicle marked KGK 66 EZP punctured.
He said that the vehicle carried 23 motorcycles, leaving Katsina State for Lagos.
He also said that the police had yet to ascertain the number of passengers in the vehicle.
“Eleven persons died on the spot while several others who sustained various degrees of injuries were evacuated to Federal Medical Centre, Bida, for treatment.
“We have begun investigation and we warn drivers to desist from carrying people with articulated vehicles,” Mr Usman said.
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