23 people reportedly dead as truck conveying humans and cows had a road crash around Masha village along the Makera-Mokwa Road in Mashegu Local Government Area of Niger State.
The Federal Road Safety Corps commander in Niger State, Joel Dagwa told Channels Television that the incident happened on Monday afternoon, December 28 and less than 33 others were injured.Dagwa said the accident was caused as a result of speed limit violation and loss of control. The trailer which was loaded with cows took off from Kebbi to Lagos State, and was also carrying 55 adult males.
The victims were taken to the General Hospital in Mokwa were 23 of them were pronounced dead. The driver of the trailer and his assistant fled the scene immediately after the accident occurred.