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Autocrash Kills 17 Persons on Lokoja-Abuja Highway


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By Sani, Wilson Enemona

No fewer than twenty persons have been killed in different road crashes in Kogi and Osun States.

The Kogi state auto crash wich occured at around 5am on Tuesday in the Irepene Abuja/ lokoja highway has claimed the lives 17 persons.

It was revealed that the accident involved a Toyota Hiace bus and a luxury passenger bus heading for the South-South and the northern part of the country respectively.

It was also disclosed that 15 persons had died on spot, while other passengers, who sustained varying degrees of injuries, were rushed to hospital for medical attention.

Two of the passengers have been confirmed hospitalised.

The Kogi State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corp, Solomon Agure, confirmed the accident to journalists on Tuesday.

“The Toyota Hiace was going down to Auchi, Edo State, and the luxury bus was coming from Okene. The driver of the luxury bus overtook a car and lost control.

“It was dark, so it hit the smaller Toyota bus and pushed it into the bush.

“The vehicle somersaulted and 15 persons died on the spot and two later died in the hospital.” the FRSC commander said.

Read more at SOURCE: This post (Autocrash Kills 17 Persons on Lokoja-Abuja Highway) firstly published at on 2020-12-23 09:40:38

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