8 die in accident on Lokoja-Abuja highway


The victims were on their way to Okene from Kano.

Seven persons, including a child, were killed in a road accident on the Lokoja-Abuja highway on Wednesday.

The victims, including four women and three men, were said to be on their way to Okene from Kano.

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.

The Kogi FRSC Sector Commander, Godwin Omiko, told journalists that 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.

He said that the dead victims included the driver and seven other occupants of the bus; and blamed the accident on human error.

Mr. Omiko said that the corpses and the injured were taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja.

He said that investigation into the accident was underway.


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