Lokoja - The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has confirmed the death of seven persons in a motor accident on the Lokoja-Ajaokuta road in Kogi.
Godwin Omiko, FRSC sector commander in Kogi, disclosed this to newsmen in Lokoja on Monday.
He said that 13 persons sustained injuries in the accident which occurred late Sunday night at Gidan Bassa community.
He said the deceased included two children, one man and four women.
Omiko said the accident was caused by head on collision between a Toyota Hiace bus belonging to Peace Mass Transit and a Toyota Corolla car.
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He attributed the cause of the accident to drunk driving and overtaken on the wrong side.
He said that investigation into the cause of the crash was already underway.
The sector commander said the injured victims were taken to Ajaokuta Steel Company Hospital, Zenith Hospital and the State Specialist Hospital for treatment.
He added that the remains of those who lost their lives had been deposited at Ankuri Hospital morgue in Lokoja.
Omiko said that items recovered from the accident had been handed over to the police station in Ajaokuta for safe keeping.
- News 24