Tragedy struck near Lukoro in Edati, Niger state, as a car crash claimed the lives of a newlywed bride, five bridesmaids, her brother-in-law, and six others.
The accident, caused by overspeeding and reckless overtaking, occurred on Friday evening when the bride’s vehicle collided with another, resulting in loss of control.
The Nation learned that 20 people were involved in the accident out of which 13 died and seven others were critically Ogbomosh.
The Niger state Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Tsukwan Kumar, who confirmed the accident, said that the crash involved two vehicles which include a ash Toyota Corolla from Mokwa to Bida and a commercial Nissan bus with registration number heading from Minna to Ogbomosho.
He said that those who died included eight female adults, four male adults, and one male child while four female adults, one male adult, one male child, and one female child were injured.
Kumar said that the injured victims were taken to the Federal Medical Center (FMC) Bida for medical treatment while nine of the dead victims were handed over to their various relatives at the crash scene upon identification of the bodies and the remaining four dead were taken to General hospital Kutigi mortuary.
He said: “The vehicles and properties which include five phones, one International passport, one NIN slip, three handbags, two traveling boxes, goods, and other personal effects, belonging to the victims were handed over to the Police Outpost in Wuya.