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FRSC Confirms 5 Dead Four Injured in Truck Crash in Okene

From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja

The Kogi state Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps,FRSC has confirmed the death of five persons while four were severally injured when an articulated truck rammed into a passenger at Oro junction,Okene.

The accident was said to have occurred due to failed brake on Monday evening at around 7.30 pm.

Eye witness account told our Correspondent that,more people would have been killed of suffer severe injuries but for the car which served as brake preventing it for getting to the people sitting down the road leading to Ageva.

Steve Dawulong in response to our correspondents inquiry said
“Sorry I just got to see your message now. I have on some days off but can tell you that a crash actually occurred about 730pm at Oro junction, Okene where a truck failed brake and rammed into a passenger car from the rear resulting to the death of four persons (3males 1female) with four others injured”.

According to him,”The corpses were taken to Okengwe General Hospital Mortuary while the injured were taken by their respective families” he said in response to inquiry about the accident.

While sympathising with victims and their families, Dawulong advised fleet operators to have viable maintenance policies which should be adhered to strictly as means of ensuring routine maintenance and Vehicle roadworthiness before putting such vehicles on the road.

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