23 People Die As Lagos-bound Cattle Truck Crashes At Mokwa

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A tragic incident occured as 23 died and badly injured as a Lagos-bound cattle truck loaded additional 45 crashed in Mokwa Niger .

The truck departed Kebbi and had dozens of and 45 on board.

According to the Niger , the truck skidded the and somersaulted into a bush.

The accident occurred at about 0500 hours along Bokani -Makera in Mokwa Local Government Area of the , according to the of Police, Mr Adamu Usman.

Usman said the truck, registered as BBJ 666 XA, was coming Dadin Kowa, in Kebbi and heading to Lagos.

He said the corpses of the dead had been taken to the mortuary of Mokwa General Hospital for post-mortem. The injured were also taken to the same hospital for treatment.

Usman attributed the accident to loss of control by the driver.

He also lamented the failure of drivers to obey rules and regulations.