14 February 2013

Nigeria: Kogi Road Mishap - Four Killed, 11 Injured

Four persons were killed while 11 others sustained serious degrees of injuries in a ghastly motor accident along Lokoja - Okene expressway in Kogi State.

The accident which occured at the Crusher Village an outskirts of Lokoja, involved a Toyota Hiace marked XA 880 RRU with 15 passengers on board.

According to an eyewitness account, the driver who was on top speed veered of the road and summersault into the bush killing four persons on the spot, 11 others were wounded while one person escaped unhurt.

The Kogi State sector commander of the Federal Roads Safety commission (FRSC), Alhaji Garba Muhammed who confirmed the accident said that the three corpses were deposited at the state specialists Hospital, Lokoja while the remaining one was kept at FMC morgue even as the eleven injured were rushed to the FMC for treatment.

The FRSC who attributed the accident to over speeding and dangerous driving warned drivers to always adhere strictly to roads safety rules.

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