Accidents

6 persons die in Kogi autocrash

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Written by Maritime First

Six persons on Wednesday lost their lives in a ghastly accident that occurred within the Ajaokuta Steel Complex in Kogi.

Eyewitnesses told newsmen in Lokoja that three people died on the spot while three others died later in a hospital.

A female victim of the accident said to be in a critical condition was later transferred to the Federal Medical Centre , Lokoja.

Also confirming the accident, Kogi Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Solomon Agure said that 10 people were involved.

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He said that three of them died on the spot while six were critically injured.

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Agure stated that only one person escaped unhurt from the accident.

He said that the accident involved a Toyota Hiace bus and another vehicle, adding that it occurred around 9:45am.

He said the two vehicles had a head-on collision due to wrongful overtaking on the part of one the drivers.

Agure said the dead victims were believed to be workers of one the ceramic industries in Ajaokuta axis.

 

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