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Tragedy as auto crash claims bride, brother-in-law, 5 bridesmaids, others in Niger

A newlywed bride, her five bridesmaids, her brother-in-law, and six others were killed in a car accident at Lukoro, Edati Local Government Area, Niger State. The deadly collision happened Friday evening.

Our correspondent learned that the car involved was carrying the late bride but lost control owing to overspeeding and wrongful overtaking and crashed with an oncoming vehicle.

According to an eyewitness, 20 persons were engaged in the tragedy, with 13 dead and seven critically injured.

The other vehicle involved in the disaster was a commercial Nissan bus that set off from Minna and headed toward Ogbomosho in Oyo State.

Contacted, Niger State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Tsukwan Kumar, confirmed the incident.

Kumar said: “The crash involved two vehicles, a Toyota Corolla conveying the late bride and others from Mokwa to Bida and a commercial Nissan bus from Minna heading to Ogbomoso.

“Those who died include eight female adults, four male adults, and one male child while four female adults, one male adult, one male child, and one female child were injured.

“The vehicles involved in the accident, had property which include five phones, one International passport, one NIN slip, three handbags, two travelling boxes, goods and other personal effects belonging to the victims were handed over to the Police Outpost in Wuya.”

Meanwhile, corpses of the deceased have been handed over to their relatives after proper identification while the remaining four yet to be identified have been deposited at the General Hospital, Kutigi, headquarters of Lavun Local Government Area of the state while the injured are now in the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Bida for medical treatment.


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