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17 people die in an auto accident in Niger.

17 people die in an auto accident in Niger.

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.

Kazeem explained that the accident occurred at about 3 am, adding that it involved 229 people, comprising 220 male adults, four female adults, and five male children.

According to him, the crash involved a DAF articulated vehicle engaged in speed violation resulting in loss of control.

Kazeem said that 206 male adults, one female adult and one male child were rescued, but had different degrees of injuries.

“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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