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10 Die in Multiple Accident

Posted by From Yinka Kolawole in Lokoja on 2005/08/18 | Views: 222 |

10 Die in Multiple Accident


No fewer than ten people lost their lives in a multiple accident, which occured in the early hours of yesterday along Lokoja/Abaji road near the old toll gate.

No fewer than ten people lost their lives in a multiple accident, which occured in the early hours of yesterday along Lokoja/Abaji road near the old toll gate.

The accident which left another eight in critical condition, involved two Mercedes Benz trucks, four passengers vehicles and a car. It happened at about 12:30a.m due to multiple felling of trees on the highway.

Briefing ThisDay yesterday, Kogi State Federal Road Safety Commission, Mr. Sunday Ajayi said the accident involved 19 people out of which three escaped unhurt.

He said all injured persons were at the Federal Medical Centre Lokoja, while the corpses had been deposited at Ankuri Hospital Lokoja.
Ajayi said over N200,000 was recovered from trapped dead bodies of which all belongings had been kept with the police.

FRSC Head of Operation, however warned people from travelling at night, particularly with the commercialvehicles. He equally cautioned road users to speed less during raining seasons.


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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.