4 dead, 3 injured in Niger's lone accident


FILE PHOTO: Scene of an accident

By Aminu Garko

Four people died while three others sustained injuries in a lone accident on Sunday at Nami village, Agai Local Government Area of Niger.

Mr Kumar Tsukwam, the FRSC Sector Commander in Niger, confirmed that the accident occurred at about 10 p.m. on Sunday night.

He said that an articulated vehicle was loaded with chemicals with 49 male passengers sitting on top, coming from Lagos and heading to Kano State.

“About 49 passengers were involved in the accident; four men died while three others sustained injuries, and 42 escaped unhurt.”

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“The injured victims were rescued and taken to the General hospital Lapai, while the dead were deposited at the same hospital mortuary in Lapai.

“The vehicle and items recovered were handed over to the police outpost office at Nami Village for safekeeping,” he said.

Tsukwam blamed the accident on speeding and a loss of control by the driver and advised motorists to always observe the speed limit to avoid crashes.


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