14 Passengers Die In Kogi Auto Crash (photos)


14 Passengers Die In Ghastly Auto Crash Along Lokoja-Obajana RoadA ghastly accident along Lokoja-Obajana road in Kogi State that occurred on Wednesday afternoon, January 6 has claimed the lives of 14 passengers.

It was reported that the accident involved a bus and a truck conveying cement from Obajana occurred at Old Akpata village.

According to an eye witness, the accident occurred as a result of dangerous overtaking by the driver of the bus that was heading to Kabba.

Meanwhile, Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has sympathised with families of the victims.

The State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, in a statement said that it is sad that promising souls were lost in such a pathetic circumstance.

Fanwo expressed;

The Governor, Government and people of Kogi State express deep sympathy over the demise of 14 passengers of a bus involved in a ghastly accident at Old Akpata, along Lokoja-Obajana Road today.

It is indeed, a sad occurrence and a shame that we lost such promising souls in such a pathetic circumstance.

As a Government, we will strengthen our road safety measures to ensure that avoidable loss of lives are averted.

He added;

We also call on the FRSC to intensify its surveillance along the roads and ensure that road users obey traffic laws as well as ensure that only roadworthy vehicles ply our roads. Every life is precious.

The Kogi State Government expresses deep shock over this irreparable loss of lives as we pray that God grants families of the deceased the fortitude to bear their losses.

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