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Auto accidents claim 106 lives in Niger

21 June 2012, 16:43

Niger - The FRSC Sector Commander in Niger, Mr David Usman, said on Thursday that the command recorded 190 auto accidents between January and May in which 106 persons died.

Usman said this while addressing newsmen in Minna.

``In January, there were 20 crashes in which seven persons lost their lives and 51 were injured.

``In February, we had 42 crashes in which 25 persons were killed and 79 were injured and in March, we recorded 40 crashes in which 17 persons died and 132 were injured.

``April recorded 40 crashes with 30 persons killed and 188 injured while May had 48 crashes which claimed 27 lives and 117 persons injured.''

He explained that the crashes which occurred in various parts of the state, involved different types of vehicles including tricycles, motorcycles and bicycles.

The sector commander enjoined road users in the state to always obey traffic rules and regulations to ensure the safety of lives and property on the roads.



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