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12 people were killed and 6 were injured in a car accident in Kogi



According to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Abuja Command, at least 12 people were killed in a deadly accident on the Obajana-Lokoja Expressway in Kogi State on Sunday.

In a statement published in Abuja and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, the Corps Public Education Officer, ACM Bisi Kazeem, verified the number of casualties.

Kazeem further stated that six people were injured in the incident, which occurred at around 10.30 p.m.

He added that the incident involved a Toyota Hiace Bus with Reg. No. MKA515ZD and a Sono Truck.

He said that all 18 passengers in the bus were male adults.

He blamed the cause of the crash on “speed violation”, leading to the loss of control by the drivers of the vehicles.

Kazeem quoted the FRSC Corps Marshal, Dauda Biu, as calling on motorists and other road users to “avoid driving against the stipulated speed limit on all roads”.

Biu said that observing the speed limit would help drastically reduce road crashes.

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