By Tenimu Muhammad
The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Niger state Sector Command says three persons died in an accident that occurred on Bida/Mokwa road on Wednesday.
The state Sector Commander, Mr Joel Dagwa, told News Agency of Nigeria, NAN in Minna that 18 other persons sustained different degrees of injuries.
Dagwa said the lone accident, which occurred at about 12:40 p.m., at Gadafu Junction, about 25 kilometres from Bida town, involved a trailer with registration number DTN 421 XA.
He said, “Twenty-one people were involved in the mishap; three were killed and 18 sustained injuries; they were taken to Umaru Sanda Hospital and the Federal Medical Centre, Bida, for treatment. The corpses were deposited at the hospital mortuary”
The sector commander, who blamed the accident on fatigue and loss of control, said the trailer was conveying rams from Kano to Lagos.
He advised motorists to exercise caution and adhere strictly to speed limits to avoid crashes.
The road safety boss said that the corps would continue to monitor road users to guard against dangerous driving.