Five killed, eight injured in Kogi accident


Among those who lost their lives were two school-aged children, while eight others sustained varying degree of injuries in the accident, which occurred around 9:00a.m. in Lokoja, Kogi State capital.

Five persons yesterday lost their lives when the driver of a cement-laden articulated truck belonging to Dangote Cement, lost control, ramming into a taxi cab and a commercial tricycle (Keke NAPEP), at the Nataco junction, on the Abuja-Lokoja highway.

Among those who lost their lives were two school-aged children, while eight others sustained varying degree of injuries in the accident, which occurred around 9:00a.m. in Lokoja, Kogi State capital.

The Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC), Olusegun Martins, attributed the incident to brake failure. He explained that the trailer…

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