Tragedy: 6 killed in Abuja-Lokoja road accident

An accident scene

An accident scene

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kogi has confirmed the death of six persons in an accident which occurred on Tuesday on the Lokoja-Abuja road.

The state FRSC Sector Commander, Mr Garba Mohammed, said in Lokoja that the accident occurred in Karara village at 11:10 a.m.

He said the accident involved a Toyota Corolla car with registration number, Lagos GGE 204 EKY, and a Toyota Hiace bus with registration number, Lagos FKJ 634 XB.

Mohammed said 10 people were involved in the accident, adding that four victims were seriously wounded and rushed to Kogi State Specialist Hospital, Lokoja, for treatment.

The commander said that the corpses of the dead, comprising two men and four women, were deposited at the hospital.

He blamed the accident on dangerous overtaking and over-speeding on the part of the two drivers and advised motorists plying the road to always adhere to traffic rules and regulations.

NAN recalls that a woman was killed in an accident on the road on Monday, while five others were also seriously injured in the accident.

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