23 dead as Lagos-bound truck somersaults in Niger
At least 23 persons have died after a truck fully loaded with dozens of cows and 45 persons, skidded off the road and somersaulted into a bush.
The Police Command in Niger State says the accident occurred at about 0500 hours along Bokani-Makera road in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state, according to the Commissioner of Police, Mr Adamu Usman, who confirmed the accident to the News Agency of Nigeria 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, explaining 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 postmortem 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.
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