The Federal Road Safety Corps, Niger Sector Command has confirmed the death of four persons in an accident that occurred on Lambata-Minna Road on Thursday.

Joel Dagwa, the state’s Sector Commander, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna that six other persons sustained various degree of injuries.

He said the accident, which occurred at about 11:40pm at Kwanan Bakwai village of Gurara Local Government Area, involved a Mazda car and an articulated vehicle.

Dagwa said: “Ten people were involved in the mishap.

“Four were killed, six sustained various degree of injuries and were taken to Federal Medical Centre, Gawun Babangida, for treatment, while the four corpses were deposited at Sabon Wuse Mortuary.

He said the truck was carrying cosmetics from Lagos to Kano, while the Mazda car, overloaded with eight passengers, took off from Lambata to Minna, the state capital.

The sector commander advised motorists to exercise caution and adhere strictly to speed limits to avoid crashes.

He blamed the accident on speed violation and loss of control.

The sector commander said the Corps would continue to monitor road users to guard against dangerous driving.

Dagwa added: “We will continue to sustain our aggressive patrols across all major highways to ensure that road users adhere strictly to traffic rules and regulations to avoid road accidents during and after the ongoing Sallah celebration across the state.”

NAN.

TheEagle Online

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