7 die, 2 injured in Niger auto crash

The Safety Corps, Niger Sector Command, said on Thursday seven persons died in an occurred on Lambata-Minna on Thursday.

Mr Musa Mohammed, the state Sector Commander, told the Agency of (NAN) in Minna 2 other persons sustained different degrees of injuries.

He said the , which occurred at about 7a.m. in Dagibe , involved a Mazda car registration number CRC 686 XN and a Volkswagen Golf saloon car registration number KTU 506 BK.

“Nine people were involved in the mishap; seven were killed and 2 sustained injuries. They were taken to Medical Centre, Gawun Babangida, and the corpses deposited at Sabon Wuse Mortuary”, he said.

The sector commander blamed the on fatigue and loss of control.

He advised motorists to exercise caution and adhere strictly to speed limits to avoid crashes.

The safety boss said the corps continue to monitor users to guard against dangerous driving. (NAN)