Seven persons have been confirmed dead by the Kogi State Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) while five persons sustained various degrees of injuries.
Two vehicles were said to have been involved in a head-on collision along the Lokoja-Abuja Expressway on Thursday.
Stephen Dawulung, the Kogi Sector Commander of FRSC, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Lokoja on Friday.
He disclosed that the incident occurred on Thursday, when a Toyota Hiace bus had a head-on collision with a DAF Articulated Vehicle at Akpanya, near Koton Karfe, on Abuja-Lokoja Road.
He explained that when the two vehicles collided, seven persons died instantly and five persons sustained injuries.
He stated, “Our officers, who quickly rushed to the scene when alerted, were able to assist in evacuating the victims, especially the injured, for medical attention.”
Samuel Dawulung further explained that already, the injured were rushed to Koton Karfe Hospital, where they are being treated by medical personnel, while the corpses were deposited at the mortuary.
He said that the accident was caused by speed and route violation by either of the affected vehicles and advised people, especially drivers to desist from night journeys and speeding, while cautioning them to always maintain their lanes, to avoid road crashes.