Monday 6 July 2015

Ghastly Accident On Okene-Lokoja Kills 12 This Morning

Twelve people died instantly in a ghastly accident which occurred on Okene-Lokoja road in the early hours of today. The accident, which involved a luxury bus with registration number Lagos KRD 799 LC and a truck loaded with cattle with registration number Katsina 711 KTN occurred at a spot at Irepeni Village at about 5a.m.

An eyewitness said the accident occurred when the bus collided with the truck. According to him, the bus was trying to avoid a barricade erected on the road by armed robbers and in the process collided with the truck coming from the opposite direction. More than 30 cows also died in the accident.

Confirming the accident, the Kogi State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Mr Charles Abochi said that 73 persons were involved in the accident out of which 12 , comprising eight men and four women died on the spot.

He said that 15 persons, including a female child, 12 men and three women sustained varying degrees of injuries in the accident.