13 passengers burnt to death as truck rams into Abuja-bound bus in Kogi (video)

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13 passengers burnt to death as truck rams into Abuja-bound bus in Kogi (video)

The Federal Highway Security Corps stated on Monday that 13 individuals died whereas two have been injured in an auto crash in Kogi State.


The Kogi FRSC Sector Commander, Mr Samuel Oyedeji, stated that the accident occurred round 7:30pm on Sunday, March 31, 2024.


He disclosed that the accident involving a business Sharon bus and an articulated cement truck, occurred by Obajana Market alongside Obajana -Lokoja Highway in Lokoja Native Authorities Space of the state.


The sector commander stated that the Sharon bus had packed behind a truck round the marketplace for passengers to purchase some issues when the cement truck misplaced brake and rammed into it from behind. 


“As quickly because the truck rammed into the bus, it instantly went into flame and burnt nearly all of the passengers inside it,” he stated. 


“Additionally burnt have been the bus, two vehicles and a bike


“The bus was reportedly heading to Abuja from the southern a part of the nation


“Our personnel, who have been on rescue operations with Purple Cross Nigeria and Law enforcement officials, couldn’t save the state of affairs due the fierceness of the hearth


“However the charred stays of the affected individuals have been collected whereas the 2 injured individuals have been taken to Fisayo Hospital, Obajana for medical consideration,” he added.


Oyedeji expressed fear that no hospital in Kogi agreed to take the charred our bodies for hold, which could power the authorities to offer them a large burial if no relation got here round.


The sector commander, who described the incident as “very unhappy and unlucky,” cautioned motorists towards dashing and poor upkeep of their automobiles.


In response to him, motorists ought to all the time test their automobiles to make sure every little thing is so as earlier than embarking on a journey to keep away from street crashes. 


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