LAGOS, Jan. 13, (Xinhua/GNA) – Thirteen people were killed and 14 others injured in a road accident in Nigeria’s central state of Niger on Tuesday morning, road police said.
The accident happened at about 6:30 am local time in Panti village along the Bida-Mokwa road in the state, said Joel Dagwa, Head of the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) in Nigeria in a statement.
« Twenty-seven people were involved in the accident, 13 died, while 14 others sustained injuries and were taken to Federal Medical Center in Bida and General hospital, Kutigi, for treatment, » he added.
The road official said the accident involved a heavy-duty vehicle and a bus on fatigue, leading to loss of control.
Road accidents are quite frequent in Nigeria mainly due to poor roads, badly maintained vehicles, and reckless driving.