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14 die in Kogi head-on collision, 13 injured  

An eyewitness hailed the villagers who came to the scene of the accident and rescued the injured.

• April 21, 2024

At least 14 persons died in a head-on collision involving two Toyota buses on Sunday in Kogi State.

Thirteen persons survived in the accident which occurred at Aloma community in the Ofu Local Government Area of the state.

An eyewitness said the accident involved a Toyota Sienna bus heading toward the South-East and a Toyota Hiace bus heading to Abuja from the southern part of the country.

He said, “Thirteen persons, including the driver of the Hiace bus were completely roasted by the fire that engulfed the bus immediately after the head-on coalition. One of the four surviving persons in the bus died in hospital from burns suffered bringing the number to 14 that died.’’

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.

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

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

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

(NAN) 

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