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17 Dead, 206 Others Injured In Auto Crash In Niger State

The victims comprised 220 male adults, four female adults, and five male children…

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A fatal auto crash occurred at Takalafia village on the Yawuri Expressway in Magama Local Government Area of Niger State, resulting in the death of at least 17 individuals.

VerseNews reports that the accident, which happened around 3:00 am, involved a DAF articulated vehicle that lost control due to speed violations.

There were 229 persons on board, and those injured have been evacuated to Kontagora General Hospital for medical attention.

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The victims comprised 220 male adults, four female adults, and five male children. The Federal Road Safety Corps is investigating the incident.

At least 17 people were killed in an auto crash on Tuesday at Takalafia village on Yawuri Expressway, in Magama Local Government Area of Niger State.

Mr Bisi Kazeem, the FRSC Public Education Officer, confirmed the accident in a statement he issued in Abuja.

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“A total of 17 persons were killed in the crash. The injured victims have been evacuated to Kontagora General Hospital, Niger, for immediate medical attention.

“The dead were deposited in the mortuary of the same hospital,’’ he said.

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