Sunday, December 18, 2011

Five burnt to death in Kogi car crash

A MULTIPLE car crash along Abuja-Lokoja-Okene highway the day before yesterday, involving four vehicles, left a gory sight as five victims were burnt beyond recognition.
An eye witness at the scene of the accident told The Nation that the accident in the wee hours of Saturday involved two articulated vehicles and two Peugeot J5 buses conveying kolanuts and tomatoes to Kaduna State.
A truck, with registration number Plateau XB 326 BLD loaded with cement suddenly developed mechanical problems in the middle of the ever busy Abuja/Lokoja/Okene express way at night.
The two J5 buses from the South and heading for Kaduna were said to have ran into the motionless trailer from behind.
Upon hitting the truck, the buses exploded in flames, killing and burning beyond recognition five of the occupants.  Another vehicle with registration number Kebbi XA 246 DRD  ran into the trailer.
The hazy whether, eyewitnesses said, could be the factor that caused the accident as the vehicles could not sight the motionless truck from distance.
Sources also said two survivors are presently in a critical condition in one of the hospitals in Lokoja.
Meanwhile, members of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC),  Kogi State Command, were seen at the scene of the multiple accident trying to control vehicles and help remove the burnt bodies from the buses.


  1. December month is always a delicate period

  2. I have gentled myself for this month of December ooh , every where on must be very carefully , I no dey abuse , yab or fight again well maybe till next year . May all who have lost one person or the other take solace in christ .