A fatal road accident occurred on Monday, November 8, along Kutigi-Mokwa Road of Niger State.
According to reports, the accident which involved two trailers, a Sharon commercial vehicle and Volkswagen Golf car occurred at about 10 am.
One of the trailers were loaded with planks and the other loaded with varieties of goods were heading for Minna, Niger State capital before the accident occurred.
Reports also have it that nine persons were burnt to death and 11 others injured. Seven of the deceased were burnt beyond recognition.
Recounting how it all happened, an eyewitness told Nigerian Tribune that the Sharon vehicle which was conveying travellers, basically traders slammed into one of the trailers.
Sadly, due to the impact, burst into flames right away and some vehicles also rammed into the burning vehicles.
The eyewitness also revealed that the motor boy of the trailer carrying planks was injured badly. He was rushed to General Hospital in Kutigi.
Firefighters were said to have responded after they were called but at some point ran out of water.
Confirming the sad incident, the Sector Commander of the FRSC in the state, Mr Musa Mohammed said;
“Two Daf tankers, a Sharon bus and a Volkswagen Golf car were involved. Twenty people were involved in the mishap; nine were burnt to death, while 11 others sustained injuries.”
While blaming the accident on fatigue on the part of some of the drivers and loss of control of their vehicles, Mohammed advised motorists to exercise caution and adhere strictly to speed limits to avoid crashes.
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