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7 died, 5 injured in an auto crash in Kogi state.



Tears as auto crash kills four, injures four others in

7  people died while 5 injured as two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision along the Lokoja-Abuja Expressway on Thursday.

The Kogi State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps confirmed this through the Kogi Sector Commander of the commission, Stephen Dawulung.

The commander revealed that, the incident occurred on Thursday, when a Toyota Hiace bus had a head-on collision with a DAF Articulated Vehicle at Akpanya, near Koton Karfe, on Abuja-Lokoja Road.

“When the two vehicles collided, seven persons died instantly and five persons sustained injuries.

“Our officers, who quickly rushed to the scene when alerted, were able to assist in evacuating the victims, especially the injured, for medical attention.

“Already, the injured were rushed to Koton Karfe Hospital, where they are being treated by medical personnel while the corpses are deposited at the mortuary,’’ he said.

Dawulung further stated that the accident was caused by speed and route violation by either of the affected vehicles and he advised that people, especially drivers should desist from night journeys and speeding while being cautious enough to maintain their lanes, to avoid road crashes.

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