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Auto crash claims bride, brother-in-law, 5 bridesmaids in Niger


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A ghastly car collision near Lukoro in Edati, Niger State has killed 13 people, including a newlywed bride, five bridesmaids, her brother-in-law, and six others.

The unfortunate accident, this medium gathered, occurred on Friday evening and was attributed to speeding and reckless overtaking.

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

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

He 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.

The injured are now in the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Bida for medical treatment.

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