The Niger State Police Command has confirmed the death of 11 persons in an auto crash that occurred in Wuya village of Lemu Local Government Area of the state.
Commissioner of Police in the state, Adamu Usman told reporters in Minna at the weekend that other people sustained various injuries when the accident occurred on Friday.
According to Usman, the accident occurred in the afternoon when the tyre of an articulated vehicle marked KGK 66 EZP punctured.
He said the vehicle carried 23 motorcycles and had left Katsina State for Lagos, noting that the police were yet to ascertain the exact number of passengers in the vehicle.
He said: “Eleven persons died on the spot, while others who sustained various degree of injuries were evacuated to Federal Medical Centre, Bida, for treatment.
“We have begun an investigation and we warn drivers to desist from carrying people with articulated vehicles.”
By Victor Uzoho
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