No fewer than 11 people were feared dead in an auto crash involving a bus, Toyota Corolla and a Hilux van on Ibeto/Kontagora Road in Kontagora Local Government Area of Niger on Tuesday.
Abdullahi Ibrahim, Federal Road Safety Corps Unit Commander in Charge of Kontagora, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kontagora on Tuesday.
Mr Ibrahim said 27 people were involved in the accident, 11 died on the spot while 16 others sustained various degrees of injuries.
He said the bus was heading toward Kebbi, while the Toyota Corolla and Hilux were going to Kontagora.
He added that the accident was caused by wrong overtaking and speeding.
He said bodies of the deceased were deposited at the morgue in Kontagora General Hospital, while the injured were receiving treatment in the same hospital.
The unit commander cautioned motorists against reckless driving, especially during the sallah celebration.