ROAD CRASH : Four burnt to death in Kogi

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Four persons on Thursday afternoon burnt beyond recognition in a ghastly motor accident that occurred between Ohono and Akpanya along Lokoja-Abuja road , Kogi- Koton-Karfe Local Government Area of Kogi State.

It was gathered that the accident happened at about 7pm when an 18 seater bus lost control while returning from Lagos to Kano State.

The eyewitness who identified himself as Sule Abdullahi a native of the community, said four of the passengers burnt to death , noting that three of the dead victims are uniform men while other passengers in the vehicles were rescued with burns on their body.

As at the time of filing this report, the 18 seater bus is still burning while officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC) where seen at the scene of the incident.

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It was however gathered that this is not the first time accidents have been happening in that same spot as many lives have been lost due to the bad nature of the road.

The Kogi State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corp, (FRSC) Solomon Agure confirmed the incident to newsmen on Thursday.

” Is a night journey. In the early morning of today, between 6:30am to 7am, there was a tanker that was parked by the road side and the vehicle lost control and hit the tanker and later went into flame” he said.

Agure advised motorist to avoid night journey saying, “God who created us knows why he created day and night. The vehicle is coming from Lagos in the night. Because for you to be around Jamata bridge, Akpayan road at that early hours means you drove through out the night. Drivers should avoid stressing themselves by driving at night to avoid accidents in our roads”.




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