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14 Dead, 13 Injured In Kogi Road Accident

At least 14 people reportedly lost their lives on Sunday, April 21 in a head-on collision involving two Toyota buses in Kogi State.

New Telegraph gathered that the tragic incident occurred in the Aloma village, which is part of the Ofu LGA.

New Telegraph gathered from an eyewitness that the accident included a Toyota Sienna bus travelling from Port Harcourt to Abuja and a Toyota Hiace bus travelling to the south of the country.

He added that 13 people, including the driver of the Hiace bus, were fully burned by the flames that enveloped the vehicle immediately following the collision.

“One of the four surviving persons in the bus died in hospital from burns suffered bringing the number to 14 that died,’’ he said.

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According to him, none of the Sienna Bus’s ten passengers died, but all were severely injured and are being treated at a hospital.

The eyewitness also praised the villagers for responding immediately to the catastrophe and rescuing the injured victims.

He blamed the collision on speeding and potholes on the road and said it took rescuers three hours to extract the driver of the Sienna bus, whose two legs were severely injured.

When called, Mr Samuel Oyedeji, Kogi Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, confirmed the accident.

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