12 Perish in Niger Road Crash

At least 12 persons reportedly died in a fatal auto crash along Lambata-Agaie-Bida road in Niger state when two trucks loaded with grains collided.

Reports indicate that 10 other persons sustained various degrees of injuries. They are currently receiving medical care at Agaie General Hospital.

Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger State, Mr Kumar Tsukwam who confirmed the incident said it occurred at about 5am on Saturday.

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He said the accident happened two kilometres away from IBB University Remedial Studies Center in Agaie.

The trucks involved in the ghastly accident are loaded with soybeans and benne seeds carrying an estimated 70 passengers on their way to Lagos.

Residents said the accident is one of the deadliests road traffic recorded this year due to the deplorable condition of the road.

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