23 dead as Lagos-bound truck somersaults in Niger


At least 23 people lost their lives while 22 sustained injuries when a truck loaded with cows and 45 persons ran out-of-control and somersaulted into a bush in Niger state.

According to NAN, the accident occurred around 5am on Monday along Bokani-Makera road in Mokwa local government area of the state.


Adamu Usman, commissioner of police in the state, said the truck with registration number BBJ 666 XA, was coming from Dadin Kowa, in Kebbi state en route to Lagos.


He attributed the accident to failure of drivers to obey traffic rules and regulations.


Usman said the corpses of the deceased, and the other 22 who sustained various degree of injuries, had been conveyed to the Mokwa General Hospital for postmortem and treatment respectively.

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