Nigeria: Tragic Incident Claims Lives of Newlyweds and Others in Niger State

Nigeria: Tragic Incident Claims Lives of Newlyweds and Others in Niger State

By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria

In a heart-wrenching incident that unfolded on Friday evening, a newlywed bride, her brother-in-law, and five bridesmaids lost their lives in a fatal motor accident near the Lukoro area, within the Edati Local Government Area of Niger State. The unfortunate incident was attributed to over speeding and wrongful overtaking, causing the car carrying the late bride to lose control and collide with an oncoming vehicle.

Eyewitnesses at the scene reported that a total of 20 people were involved in the accident, with 13 losing their lives and seven sustaining critical injuries. The second vehicle implicated in the tragic collision was a commercial Nissan bus en route from Minna to Ogbomosho, Oyo State.

Tsukwan Kumar, the Niger State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), confirmed the incident and provided details on the casualties. The victims included eight female adults, four male adults, and one male child who lost their lives, while four female adults, one male adult, one male child, and one female child sustained injuries.

The accident led to the loss of personal belongings, such as five phones, one International passport, one NIN slip, three handbags, two traveling boxes, goods, and other effects belonging to the victims. These items were subsequently handed over to the Police Outpost in Wuya.

The deceased have been identified, and their remains have been handed over to their respective families. Four individuals, yet to be identified, have been taken to the General Hospital in Kutigi, the headquarters of Lavun Local Government Area, while the injured are receiving medical treatment at the Federal Medical Centre in Bida.

As the community grapples with this devastating event, our thoughts go out to the families affected by this tragedy. The gravity of the accident serves as a reminder of the importance of road safety and responsible driving practices. May the departed souls rest in peace, and may those injured recover swiftly.

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