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Newlywed bride, 5 bridesmaids killed in car accident

No fewer than 13 people, including a newlywed bride, five bridesmaids, her brother-in-law, and six others, have lost their lives in a tragic incident that took place near Lukoro in Edati, Niger State.

Newlywed bride, 5 bridesmaids killed in car accident

The devastating accident, according to reports, took place on Friday evening and has been attributed to a combination of speeding and reckless overtaking.

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

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

Kumar further stated that four female adults, one male adult, one male child, and one female child sustained critical injuries.

He said that response teams rushed the injured victims to the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Bida for immediate medical treatment, while nine bodies of the deceased were handed over to their grieving relatives at the crash scene upon identification, and the remaining four were taken to the General Hospital Kutigi mortuary.

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