5 children, 9 others killed in Kogi accident

Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC

Fourteen persons, including five children, have died in an accident that occurred on Anyingba-Ajaokuta road in Kogi State, the Federal Road Safety Corps said on Friday.

FRSC State Sector Commander Solomon Aghure said three vehicles — two trucks and a passenger bus — were involved in the accident which happened on Thursday evening.

He told the news media in Lokoja that the three vehicles were travelling on the same lane towards Anyingba when a truck suddenly hit the bus from behind and as a result of the impact hit the truck in its front.

Mr Aghure said that the bus was trapped in between the two trucks with all the passengers before FRSC officias arrived at the scene to carry out a rescue operation which lasted for hours.

Nine others sustained various degrees of injury, he said.

According to him, those who died included three female children, two male children, eight women, and one man.

He said that the injured were taken to Holley Memorial Hospital, Ochadamu for treatment while corpses of the dead were deposited at the morgue of Grimard Hospital, Anyingba.