Four burnt to death, six others killed in fresh Niger road crashes

The Federal Road Safety Corps in Niger State says four persons were burnt to ashes in a fresh accident in Kutigi town of Lavun Local Government Area of the state.
The lead traffic agency in the country also confirmed the death of six persons in a road traffic crash that occurred on Monday on Kutigi-Mokwa Road in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.
The FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Joel Dagwa, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna on Tuesday that the accident in which four persons were burnt to death occurred at about 8:45pm on Monday.
Dagwa also confirmed the death of six persons in the crash that occurred on Monday along Kutigi-Mokwa Road in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.
According to Dagwa, the accident accident on Kutigi-Mokwa Road involved three articulated vehicles: a tanker loaded with diesel from Lagos, bound to the North; a truck conveying a container loaded with goods and suspected to be having over 200 passengers from the North going to Lagos; and another trailer.
He said the registration numbers of the vehicles were not visible as they were burnt.
He explained that the fuel tanker collided with two other trucks loaded with grains and scores of passengers heading to Lagos and a container truck.
He said: “The three articulated vehicles caught fire and combustible products ignited, spilled over and burnt the three trucks to ashes.
“The raging inferno engulfed several shops and houses in the neighbourhood, while passengers with various degree of injuries were taken to the General Hospital, Kutigi for treatment.
“All the four corpses have been deposited at Kutigi General Hospital’s morgue.”
The sector commander attributed the accident to brake failure, loss of control, speed violation and failed roads.