Two person have died and several sustained varying degree of injuries on Saturday following a road crash on Lokoja-Abuja highway, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has said.
The victims were among the 12 passengers travelling in an Abuja-bound Toyota Hiace bus with registration number Abuja SE 277 KWL.
Confirming the incident, the Koton Karfe Unit Head of the FRSC, Ezekiel Yonannah, said the bus was on high speed when one of its front tyres burst, forcing the vehicle to veer off the highway and crash on a nearby tree.
He said that the impact of the crash caused a fire that engulfed the bus and its occupants.
Mr. Yonannah said that two male occupants were burnt beyond recognition, while 10 others, including six adult males and four adult female sustained varying degrees of injuries.
He said that all the victims were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment, while the corpses of the two dead passengers were deposited at the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, Kogi State.