13 killed, 2 others injured in Kogi auto-crash – FRSC

by John Ojewale
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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday, said that 13 people perished and two were injured in a car accident in Kogi.

Mr Samuel Oyedeji, Kogi FRSC Sector Commander, confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the tragic occurrence occurred at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.

He revealed that the accident between a commercial Sharon bus and an articulated cement truck occurred at Obajana Market on the Obajana-Lokoja Road in Kogi’s Lokoja Local Government Area.

According to him:

“The Sharon bus had packed behind a truck around the market for passengers to buy some things when the cement truck lost brake and rammed into it from behind.

“And that as soon as the truck rammed into the bus, it immediately went into flame and burnt virtually all the passengers inside it.

“Also burnt were the bus, two trucks, and a motorcycle.

“The bus was reportedly heading to Abuja from the southern part of the country.

“Our personnel, who were on rescue operations with Red Cross Nigeria and police officers, couldn’t save the situation due to the fierceness of the fire.

“But the charred remains of the affected persons were collected while the two injured persons have been taken to Fisayo Hospital, Obajana, for medical attention.“

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cc: Vanguard Ng

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