Auto Crash Claims 14 Lives Along Anyingba -Ajaokuta in Kogi 


    By Olawale Ibrahim, Lokoja

    At least 14 passengers including five children on Thursday lost their lives in a  ghastly motor accident that occurred along  Anyingba-Ajaokuta road in Kogi State.

    The State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps( FRSC), Mr Solomon Aghure who confirmed this in  Lokoja on Friday.

    Aghure explained that three vehicles; two trucks and a passenger bus were involved in the accident which happened in the evening of Jan. 14.

    He said that the three vehicles were travelling on the same lane towards Anyingba when a truck suddenly hit the bus from behind and as a result of the impact hit the truck in its front.

    FRSC boss noted  that the bus was trapped in between the two trucks with all the passengers before his men arrived the scene to carry out rescue operation which lasted for hours.

    He, however, lamented that 14 out of the 23 persons involved in the accident died on the spot while nine others sustained various degrees of injury.

    He stated that those who died included three female children, two male children, eight women, and one man.

    The Sector Commander further explained that three men, one woman, and five children, comprising two male children and three female children were lucky as they survived the accident with some injuries.

    He said that those who received a various degrees of injuries were taken to Holley Memorial Hospital, Ochadamu for treatment while corpses of the dead were deposited at the morgue of Grimard Hospital, Anyingba.

    Aghure pointed out that the accident occured brake failure but said further investigation will be carried out to determine its actual cause.


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