4 die, 17 injured in Okene-Lokoja road crash

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Four people died instantly in a fatal accident which occurred on the Okene – Lokoja road in the early hours of Tuesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that 17 other passengers were injured in the incident which occurred at about 12:30 a.m. at Irepeni village on the highway.

The accident involved a white colour Toyota Hiace bus with registration number 14B – 888- DT and an unmarked black Peugeot 206.

The bus, which belonged to Delta Line, was said to be fully loaded with passengers and was heading to Abuja while the Peugeot car was coming from Lokoja.

The Kogi State Sector Commander of the FRSC, Olusegun Martins, who confirmed the incident, said 23 people were involved while two of them escaped without injury.

He said that passengers with serious injuries were taken to the State Specialist Hospital and Cross Nation hospital, all in Lokoja.

According to him, the corpses were also deposited at the morgue of the specialist hospital..

The sector commander said that the cause of the accident was yet to be ascertained while investigation had started.

(NAN)

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