At least 17 people have been confirmed dead in a ghastly car accident that happened on Irepene Abuja-Lokoja highway in Kogi State. According to report, this unfortunate incident occurred around 5 am on Tuesday 22nd of December 2020, involving a luxurious bus and a Toyota Hiace bus.
15 people died on the spot while 2 people gave up the ghost in hospital from the road crash in Kogi
From what we learnt, fifteen people died right on the spot while other passengers with varying degree of injuries were taken quickly to the hospital for medical treatment. Unfortunately, two of the passengers inflicted with injuries from the accident lost their lives in the hospital.
This traffic incident was confirmed by one Solomon Agure, who happens to be the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kogi State. From what he said, the Toyota Hiace was moving towards Auchi in Edo State while the luxurious bus was coming from the Okene axis. Agure revealed that the luxurious bus attempted to overtake a car, where it ended up losing control and crashing into the Toyota Hiace bus. As a result, the bus was pushed into the bush, where it somersaulted and 15 people died on the spot. 2 people were later confirmed to die at hospital from this heavy crash.
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The Kogi FRSC Sector Commander went on to advise road users to refrain from overspeeding, overtaking and plan their trip enough to avoid night travel. He stressed the importance of adhering to the speed limit of 90 kmph specified for commercial vehicles and 100 kmph for the privately-owned vehicles.
Agure stated that the FRSC command had mobilized at least 522 personnel to enforce a smooth flow of traffic during this festive period. He also disclosed that they are expecting more FRSC officers from neighbouring states such á Kwara and Ekiti to assist in making the yuletide period free of road accidents.