23 People Killed After Truck Conveying Humans, Cows Crashed In Niger State (Photos)


A road crash which occurred around Masha village along the Makera-Mokwa Road in Mashegu Local Government Area of Niger State has left at least 23 people dead, 33 others sustained varying degrees of injury during the accident.  

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) commander in Niger, Joel Dagwa told Channels Television that the accident occurred on Monday afternoon.

Dagwa explained that the accident was a lone crash involving only a blue DAF trailer (95 Model) and was a result of speed limit violation and loss of control.

He noted that the trailer loaded with cows took off from Kebbi to Lagos State, and was also carrying 55 adult males.

The sector commander stated after the accident, the victims were taken to the General Hospital in Mokwa for treatment where 23 of them were certified dead.

Eyewitnesses said the driver of the trailer and his assistant fled the scene immediately after the accident happened.

See more photos from the scene of the accident below:

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