Six Feared Dead, 12 Injured In Kogi Auto Crash

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At least six persons were feared dead on Monday with 12 others injured in an auto crash at Osara village on Lokoja-Okene road in Kogi State.

Speaking to newsmen, eyewitnesses said that the accident, which occurred at about 9a.m, involved three vehicles – a truck, a Toyota Hiace bus and a Nissan Primera car.

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It is understood that the truck and Toyota bus had a head on collision while the Nissan Primera car rammed into them.

Confirming the report, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Segun Martins said that the six victims died on the spot.

He said that the 12 persons who were critically injured were evacuated to the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja for further treatment, while the six corpses were deposited in the hospital’s morgue.

Martins said that the truck was registered Kano XF 156 FGE while the Toyota Hiace passenger bus carries Kano XC 581 DGE, and the Nissan, also conveying passengers, was registered Kogi KPF 369 AA.

The sector commander, FRSC, added that the obstruction created on the road by the accident had been cleared for resumption of free flow of traffic.



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