Road Accident Claims 7 As Truck Plunges Into River Niger

 

From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja

 

No fewer than seven persons were reported killed on Tuesday when a TTruck  travelling  along Abuja-Lokoja  Road plunged into River Niger at KotonKarfe community in Kogi State.

The Kogi State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Emmanuel Abe, who confirmed the accident, said that the truck plunged into Enyogi river , a tributary of River Niger at about 5a.m. on Tuesday.

He disclosed that 37 persons were involved in the accident, adding that that many others sustained varying degrees of injuries.

According to him, both the injured and dead were taken to the Federal Medical Centre and the Kogi State Specialists Hospital, both in Lokoja.

The sector commander identified over speeding as the immediate cause of the accident, and appealed to motorists to abide by speed-limit rule