Seven persons on Thursday died while five others sustained injured in a head-on collision between a long vehicle and a Toyota Hiace bus along Lokoja – Koton Karfe highway in Kogi State.
Sector Commander, Federal Road Safely Corps (FRSC), Kogi State Mr Stephen Dawulung who confirmed the incident, said the accident occured on Thursday.
According to him “When the two vehicles collided, seven persons died instantly and five persons sustained injuries.
“Our officers, who quickly rushed to the scene immediately they receive the information, to assist at evacuating the victims, especially the injured, for medical attention.
“Already, the injured were rushed to Koton- Karfe Hospital, where they are being treated by medical personnel while the corpses were deposited at the mortuary of the same hospital”
He added that the accident was caused by speeding and route violation by either of the affected vehicles.
He cautioned motorists, especially drivers against night travelling and over speeding warned them to always maintain their lanes.