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14 Died, 13 Injured In Auto Crash In Kogi State

Report from Aloma community in Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi state, North Central Nigeria says, 14 persons have died in a head-on collision involving two Toyota buses on Sunday in the area.

According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), thirteen persons survived in the accident.

An eyewitness told NAN that the accident involved a Toyota Sienna bus heading toward Abuja, the Nigeria’s capital from port Harcourt and a Toyota Hiace bus heading to the Southern part of Nigeria.

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“Thirteen persons, including the driver of the Hiace bus were completely roasted by the fire that engulfed the bus immediately after the head-on collision.

“One of the four surviving persons in the bus died in hospital from burns suffered bringing the number to 14 that died,’’ he said.

According to him, none of the 10 occupants of the Sienna Bus died, but were badly wounded and receiving treatment in a hospital.

He commended the villagers who quickly came to the scene of the accident and rescued the injured.

“It is because of their timely intervention that the Sienna bus did not get burnt as well,’’ he said.

The eyewitness blamed the accident on speeding and potholes on the road and added that it took rescuers three hours to remove the driver of the Sienna bus, whose two legs were badly damaged.

Contacted, the Kogi State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Samuel Oyedeji, confirmed the accident. – NAN

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