The Niger Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps says 11 persons have died in an accident along Maje Junction in the Suleja Local Government Area of the state.
The Sector Commander, Mr Yusuf Garba, disclosed this in an interview in Minna on Thursday.
According to Garba, a trailer, with registration No. KTG 100 ZZ, transporting animals, was involved in the fatal crash at about 5.30am along the Maje-Dikko Road.
He said the accident, which occurred around Km 6, at NNPC Sharp Corner, claimed 11 lives, while 14 people sustained injuries.
“The probable cause of the accident was the rusted plate that made the body to be detached from the articulated trailer tractor,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the bodies of the victims were deposited at the Sabon Wuse General Hospital, while the injured people were taken to the hospital for treatment.
He explained that the Lambata office would continue to effectively monitor the conduct and behaviour of road users, especially those driving articulated vehicles.
He said officers and men of the FRSC in the outpost would continue to monitor drivers and discourage them from indiscriminate parking on the highway.
He advised drivers of articulated vehicles to ensure that their trucks were roadworthy and to adhere to traffic rules and regulations, so as to avoid road crashes.
“We will intensify 24-hour patrol on all the federal highways and enforce traffic rules and regulations to ensure safety of road users,” he said.