25 Persons Killed In Road Accident In Niger State

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Overloaded trucks are usual sights on most Nigerian expressways.

Niger, Nigeria – Mediaage NG News – Twenty-five persons were killed in Niger state, on their way to Lagos, after the truck they were travelling in lost control and crashed on a busy expressway.

The overloaded truck with passengers and cargo, left Sokoto state on its way to Nigeria’s commercial hub, Lagos. Prior to the accident, the truck was on high speed, the Federal Road Safety Corporation (FRSC) said on Wednesday.

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Some of the more than 200 passengers who survived the accident sustained serious injuries.

The accident happened on Tuesday night but was confirmed by authorities on Wednesday.

MediaageNG 25 Persons Killed In Road Accident In Niger State Niger, Nigeria - Mediaage NG News - Twenty-five persons were killed in Niger state, on their way to Lagos, after the truck they were travelling in lost control and crashed on a busy expressway.

President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday described the accident as “a harrowing tragedy” and directed emergency response agencies to ensure the injured survivors receive necessary treatment.

Niger state governor Mohammed Bago also issued a directive against the use of trucks and other haulage vehicles to carry passengers.

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