Monday, July 4, 2016

Six crushed to death in accident along Anyigba-Ajaokuta road

At least six passengers were killed and 12 others injured in an auto mishap that occurred along Anyigba-Ajaokuta road on Saturday.
The accident, which involved a Toyota bus with registration number MKD 841 XA and A Golf car with registration number LKJ 335 CV, happened at Ojuwo-Olijo in Ofu LGA of Kogi State.

An Assistant Corps Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mrs. Amobi Modupe Stanley, who confirmed the accident, said it occurred at about 1.15pm on Saturday.




She said the FRSC’s men arrived the scene of the accident at about 1.59pm for rescue operations, adding that six of the passengers were confirmed dead on the spot while 12 others sustained varying degrees of injuries.

According to her, the dead passengers had been deposited at Rima Hospital, Anyigba, while the injured were receiving treatments at the same hospital.

Amobi, who attributed the cause of the accident to dangerous overtaking, advised drivers to be patient while driving on the highway, especially this festive season.

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