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Accident Claims 5 In Kogi



Five persons yesterday, died in an auto accident at Ogbabo village on Ajaokuta-Ayangba road in Kogi.

The sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, Mr Olusegun Martins, who confirmed the accident to the LEADERSHIP Weekend, said that two other victims sustained serious injuries in the accident.

He said that the accident, which happened at about 3.30pm, involved two Sienna sport utility vehicles with registration numbers; EPE 307 XU and AK ILIKA 1 with the sticker of Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA) on one of them.

He said that the injured had been taken to a nearby hospital in the area for treatment and the dead, deposited at a mortuary.

Martins stated that investigation into the cause of the accident had commenced.

However, an eyewitness, who would not want his identity revealed, told LEADERSHIP Weekend that the affected vehicles were coming from opposite directions.

The sector said they collided when one of them was trying to avoid a deep pothole on the road.



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