3 dead, 14 missing, as bus plunge into river in Kaduna

The Kaduna State sector command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has confirmed the death of three persons and declared 14 others missing, after an 18-seater bus plunged into River Rijana on Kaduna-Abuja Road.

The sector’s Head of Operations, Mr Salisus Galadunci, said that the accident occurred around 11. 00 p.m. on Tuesday.

Galadunci told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Wednesday, in Kaduna, that the 18 persons, who were from one family, were returning to Lokoja from Kano, when the accident occurred.

According to him, only one person survived the accident, adding that three bodies were recovered from the river.

“An 18-seater bus travelling to Lokoja from Kano plunged into River Rijana with about 18 persons, all related, returning from Sallah break.

“The incident was reported by the only survivor, a woman, who manage to report to an FRSC ambulance stationed at Doka unit, along Kaduna-Abuja expressway, around 7. 00 am on Wednesday.