At least four four people have been confirmed dead, while 10 others sustained injuries of varying degrees in an accident which occurred in Zanchita village on Bida – Kutugi Road, Bida Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State.
The state Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Kumar Tsukwam, who confirmed the incident, in Minna, yesterday, said the crash involved a commercial bus with registration number BNK 342 XA, with 14 passengers on board.
Tsukwam said the accident occurred yesterday, at about 9:25am, where four of the passengers died at the scene.
“The injured victims were rescued and taken to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Bida, for medical attention, while the dead bodies were deposited at the mortuary,” he said.
The commander blamed the accident on speeding, diversion and loss of control. He advised motorists to exercise caution and adhere strictly to speed limits to avoid crashes.
The commander said the corps would continue to monitor road users to guard against dangerous driving.