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23 die after Lagos-bound truck somersaults in Niger

The accident was attributed to loss of control by the driver.

Police authorities in Niger State lamented the failure of drivers to obey traffic rules and regulations (image used for illustration) [Guardian]

The accident occurred at about 5 am along Bokani-Makera road in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state, according to the Commissioner of Police, Mr Adamu Usman, who confirmed the accident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna, on Monday.

Usman said the truck, with registration Number BBJ 666 XA, was coming from Dadin Kowa, in Kebbi State, enroute to Lagos when the incident occurred.

He explained that 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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Usman, who attributed the accident to loss of control by the driver, lamented the failure of drivers to obey traffic rules and regulations.

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