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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said six persons were killed and six others sustained injuries in an accident that occurred in the Malam Tanko area of Abuja-Kaduna Road in Niger State.

Sector Commander Kumar Tsukwam yesterday said that two commercial buses loaded with 17 passengers were involved in the road mishap.

Tsukwam said the accident occurred on Wednesday at about 5:50 p.m., explaining that the accident involved two commercial buses marked BRE147 XA and another one without registration number.

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He said five others among the 17 were unhurt.

β€œThe victims and the corpses were taken to Sabon Wuse General Hospital and the vehicles were handed over to the police division in Tafa LGA,” he said.

The commander blamed the accident on speeding, diversion and loss of control.

He advised motorists to exercise caution and adhere strictly to speed limits to avoid crashes.

The road safety officer said the corps would continue to monitor road users to guard against dangerous driving.

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