SAD: Eight Perish In Lokoja-Abuja Road Accident

Eight persons reportedly died on Wednesday in an auto crash that occurred along Lokoja-Abuja highway. 


The victims which comprised four women, three men and a child were said to be on their way to Okene from Kano State.

Godwin Omiko, the Sector Commander of the Kogi State Federal Road Safety Corps, who made this known to news men said the accident which happened at about 6.00 a.m. at Ohono village, near Koton Karfe, involved a white Toyota passenger bus and a truck with registration number Lagos EKY 244 XG.    

According to him, the truck was on speed when the Toyota passenger bus with registration number Kogi XB 641 LKJ from Abuja rammed into it, killing the eight persons on the spot.

Omiko, who confirmed that the deceased included the driver and seven other occupants of the bus, attributed the crash to human error.

The sector commander said another passenger was severely injured in the accident, adding that the corpses and the and the wounded have been taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja.

Omiko disclosed that investigation into the accident was ongoing.  

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