Head-on collision claims seven, five injured in Kogi


The Kogi State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps has said seven people died and five injured when two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision along the Lokoja-Abuja Expressway on Thursday.

The FRSC Kogi Sector Commander, Stephen Dawulung, confirmed the incident to City Round in Lokoja on Friday.

Dawulung said the incident occurred on Thursday, when a Toyota Hiace bus had a head-on collision with a DAF Articulated Vehicle at Akpanya near Koton Karfe on Abuja-Lokoja Road, Kogi State.

“When the two vehicles collided, seven persons died instantly and five persons sustained injuries. Our officers, who quickly rushed to the scene when alerted, were able to assist in 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 are deposited at the mortuary, “he said.

Dawulung further stated that the accident was caused by speeding and route violation by the affected vehicles.

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The FRSC sector commander further advised people, especially drivers, to desist from night journeys and speeding, urging them to be cautious by maintaining their lanes to avoid road crashes.


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