On a day Muslims across the world were celebrating Sallah, some people were breathing their last following a road crash.

At least 11 people were killed, while 16 others got hospitalized when three vehicles clashed.

The auto crash involving a bus, Toyota Corolla and a Hilux van happened on Ibeto/Kontagora Road in Kontagora Local Government Area of Niger State on Tuesday.

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Malam Abdullahi Ibrahim, Federal Road Safety Corps Unit Commander in Charge of Kontagora, confirmed to NAN that 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, adding that the accident was caused by wrong overtaking and speeding.

Bodies of the deceased have been 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.

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