6 dead, 12 injured in Kogi accident

AT least six people were killed, while 12 others were injured in a ghastly motor accident that occurred on  Anyigba-Ajaokuta Road, Kogi State, on Saturday.

The accident that was said to have happened at about 1. 30 p.m. involved two commercial vehicles plying the route.

Eyewitness accounts stated that the accident, which happened at Ojuwo-Olijo, in Ofu Local Government Area of the state, involved a Toyota Hiace bus with registration number MKD 841 XA and  a Golf car with registration number LKJ 335 CV.

Speaking further on the accident, an Assistant Corps Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, Mrs Amobi Stanley, who confirmed the accident, said it occurred Saturday afternoon.

She explained that men of the corps arrived the scene of the accident at about 1.59 p.m. for rescue operations and discovered that six of the passengers died on the spot, while 12 others sustained varying degrees of injuries.

According to her, the dead passengers had been deposited at Rima Hospital, Anyigba, while the injured were receiving treatments in the same hospital.

Mrs Amobi, who attributed the cause of the accident to dangerous overtaking, advised drivers to be patient while driving on the highway, especially this festive season.