Child, Six Others Die In Niger Auto Crash

EMERGENCY DIGEST- Seven travellers have been killed in an auto crash along Suleja-Minna Road.

Niger State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun said the accident involving an 18-Seater bus occurred around 7 pm on Monday at Farin-Doki village, Paikoro Local Government Area of Niger State.

Abiodun said, “On 07/03/2022 at about 1910hrs, there was a lone fatal motor vehicle accident at Farin-Doki village, via Paiko along Suleja-Minna road involving a Toyota bus with Reg. No. KNC 297 ZU driven by one Ilyasu Bala.”

He further stated that the vehicle which took off from Katshina was heading to Lagos when the driver lost control of the vehicle at Farin-Doki via Paiko due to a mechanical fault.

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 “Unfortunately, the bus somersaulted while the driver and six others died on the spot, eight other passengers sustained various degrees of injuries,” the police spokesman said.

He said a police patrol team attached to Paiko Division quickly moved to the scene and rushed the injured victims to the nearest hospital for medical attention, while the corpses were deposited at the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida Specialist Hospital Morgue

An eye witness said those who died were five men, a woman and a child.



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