Federal Road Safety Corps Unit Commander in Charge of Kontagora, Malam Abdullahi Ibrahim, says 11 persons have been reported dead in auto crash.
The accident, which involved a bus, a Toyota Corolla and a Hilux on Ibeto/Kontagora Road in Kontagora area of Niger, also left 16 persons seriously injured.
Abdullahi said that the bus was heading towards Kebbi, while the Toyota Corolla and Hilux were going to Kontagora.
According to him, the cause of the accident was due to wrong overtaking and speeding.
Ibrahim said that 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.