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Road crash claims 13 lives in Niger

Thirteen people have lost their lives in an auto crash on Minna-Bida road, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) confirmed yesterday. 

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Speaking with journalists in Minna, the Niger State Sector Commander of the FRSC, Yusuf Garba, said the incident happened on December 16 along Gada-Eregi village.

He said that the crash involved two white Toyota Hiace bus XK382ABJ and  XK 383 ADJ heading in opposite directions. 

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He attributed the cause of the accident to reckless driving, adding that commercial drivers always wanted to take advantage of the festive period to make more money by over-speeding. 

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