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Kogi records 58 deaths in road crashes

06 February 2014, 13:50

Lokoja - The Kogi Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Olakunle Matajo, said on Wednesday that 58 deaths were recorded in road accidents in the state in January.

Matajo gave the figure in Lokoja when he briefed newsmen on the activities of the commission in the last one month.

He said that the deaths were recorded in 19 crashes across the state.

According to him, 180 passengers were involved in the accidents and while 58 died, 79 others sustained injuries.

He said that 43 others escaped unhurt.

Matajo said the figure of deaths was higher than what was recorded in December 2013 and attributed the crashes to speeding, dangerous driving and overtaking.

These, he said, were manifestations of impatience and lack of respect for traffic rules and speed regulations.

Matajo urged motorists to always consider other road users and adhere to traffic rules and regulations.

-  NAN

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