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Oh No! 11 Muslims journeying for Eid-el-Kabir celebration dies in a fatal accident

Not less than 11 people have lost their lives in a ghastly road accident in Niger state, along Yuhuri-Kontagora.

The Unit Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Kontagora, Mr Abdullahi Umar, attested to newsmen on Wednesday.

He further disclosed that 16 people also sustained injuries in the accident which played out in the late hours of Monday.

According to him, the sad event happened when a Toyota car collided with a commercial bus.

Mr Umar pointed out that overspeeding and wrongful overtaking is the cause.

He said the injured victims were promptly rushed to Kontagora General Hospital for medical attention.

The victims were said to be travelling from Kontagora to Yauri in Kebbi State for the Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

The accident played out despite several calls by safety officials that motorists should always drive with caution, especially during the festival periods.

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