From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
Four persons died instantly in a motor accident which occurred at Elete community on Lokoja -Ajaokuta road in Kogi State in the evening of Monday, June 5, 2023.
Nine other persons were critically injured in the road accident which involved a Toyota Hiace passenger bus.
Mr Stephen Dawulung, Kogi State Sector Commander of FRSC, who confirmed the accident Tuesday morning said it happened around 6:30pm.
He said the bus, carrying 13 passengers, was going to Kano from Anyigba in Dekina Local Local Government Area of the state.
Dawulung said the vehicle suffered a tyre burst at a section of the road at Elete community, making the driver to lost control and eventually led to a crash.
“The fatal accident was caused by excessive speed and lack of adherence to traffic regulations by the driver of the bus,” Dawulung said.
The Sector Commander said FRSC rescue team, in collaboration with police and other sister agencies, have since cleared the wreckage to allow for free flow of traffic on the road.
He said the nine injured persons were taken to the Kogi State Specialist Hospital in Lokoja for treatment while the corpses of the four dead passengers were deposited at the morgue of the same hospital.