At least four people have been confirmed to have got burnt to death other injured in a ghastly road crash in Kogi state.
It was gathered that the accident occurred between Ohono and Akpanya, along Lokoja-Abuja road, within Lokoja Local Government Area of Kogi State. It was gathered that the accident happened at about 7am when an 18 seater bus from Lagos going to Kano State lost control and hit a tanker parked by the road side.
According to residents in the nearby communities where the accident happened, three of the victims of the crash were uniform men, while other passengers were rescued with burns in their body through combined efforts of the people.
The Kogi State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC), Solomon Agure confirmed the incident to newsmen on Thursday.
”It is a night journey. In the early morning of today, between 6:30am to 7am, there was a tanker that was parked by the road side and the vehicle lost control and hit the tanker and later went into flame,” he said.
Agure advised motorist to avoid night journey saying, “God who created us knows why he created day and night. The vehicle is coming from Lagos in the night. Because for you to be around Jamata Bridge, Akpayan road at that early hours means you drove throughout the night. Drivers should avoid stressing themselves by driving at night to avoid accidents in our roads”.