One crushed to death in Niger auto accident


The crushed bus and the container truck

By Aminu Garko

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said one person died in an auto accident at New Market, Bida-Minna Road, in Bida Local Government Area of Niger.

Mr Kumar Tsukwam, the state Sector Commander, confirmed that the accident occurred at about 06.15 a.m on Saturday.

According to him, the accident involved articulated trucks marked MKA 195 SH conveying diesel and another with registration number KMC146 ZJ.

One died and two were unhurt, ” he said.

He explained that Bashir Ibrahim, a conductor (motor boy) of one of them, had opened the bonnet of the vehicle for a routine vehicle drill.

“A tanker vehicle was parked beside the road that was trying to take off; in the process, he reversed the tanker to enable him to enter the road properly and couldn’t see the rear clearly and ended up crushing the conductor of the trailer.”

The deceased conductor was taken to Kaduna by the relatives for burial, and the vehicles involved were taken to police MTD Bida for further investigation.

Tsukwam advised motorists to exercise caution and adhere strictly to speed limits to avoid accidents.

The road safety officer said that the corps would continue to monitor road users to guard against dangerous driving.(NAN)

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