An auto crash has claimed the lives of 24 people on Monday night in Lavun Local Government Area of Niger State.
The truck conveying the passengers was heading to Lagos from Zaria with 87 persons on board.
According to the sector commander of the Niger State Sector of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Kumar Tsukwan, who made this known in a copy of first accident report and made available to our correspondent, the accident occurred in Etsu woro village.
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“Twenty-four passengers travelling from Zaria to Lagos died in an auto crash involving a truck carrying 87 people at Etsu woro village in Lavun local government area of Niger state.”
He said that the accident, which was a lone accident, occurred at 10:10pm along Bida-Mokwa Road.
Tsukwan said that 17 males, 4 females and 4 children died in the lone Sino truck accident adding that 45 others were injured and taken to the hospital for treatment.
He also stated that the corpses have been deposited in the mortuary.
“The victims were evacuated from the site of the accident to the general hospital in Kutigi for medical attention while the corpse was deposited at the mortuary in Kutigi.”