Tragedy: New wife, bridesmaids, in-law, six others die in car crash

By Nudoiba Ojen

No fewer than 13 persons died in a crash near Lukoro in Edati, Niger State.

The deceased were a newlywed bride, five bridesmaids, her brother-in-law, and six others.

The tragic accident, according to reports, occurred on Friday evening and was attributed to speeding and reckless overtaking.

The collision involved two vehicles: an ash-coloured Toyota Corolla traveling from Mokwa to Bida and a commercial Nissan bus heading from Minna, the Niger State capital, to Ogbomoso in Oyo State.

The Niger State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Tsukwan Kumar, said the crash claimed the lives of eight female adults, four male adults, and one male child.

He added that seven persons including four female adults, one male adult, one male child, and one female child sustained critical injuries.

The injured victims were rushed to the Federal Medical Center (FMC) Bida for medical treatment, while the bodies of the deceased were handled accordingly. Nine victims were handed over to their relatives at the crash scene upon identification, and the remaining four were taken to General hospital Kutigi mortuary.

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