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7 perish in auto crash on Lokoja-Abuja road

21 April 2013, 16:27

Lokoja - Seven persons, including two kids, died on Saturday in a ghastly motor accident on Lokoja-Abuja road.

An eyewitness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the mother of the children also died in the crash.

The witness added that the accident occurred at about 12 noon at Gaba village on the road.

Confirming the accident, the Kogi Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Mr Mohammed Garba, told NAN that the accident involved two vehicles.

He said the vehicles, an articulated one with registration number Adamawa GYA 96 AA and a black Golf car with registration number Lagos, LSR 721 XB, collided while trying to negotiate a dangerous bend.

Garba added that the corpses of the victims had been deposited at the morgue of the Ankuri Hospital, Lokoja.

He said three other persons who sustained serious injuries in the crash, were taken to the Kogi State Specialist Hospital Lokoja, for treatment.



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