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14 burnt to death in Kogi auto accident

14 burnt to death in Kogi auto accident
April 21
22:59 2024

Fourteen persons have reportedly died in an accident involving two Toyota buses in Kogi

According to NAN, thirteen other persons survived in the accident which occurred at Aloma community in Ofu LGA of the state.

A witness was quoted as saying the accident involved a Toyota Sienna bus heading toward Abuja from Port Harcourt and a Toyota Hiace bus heading to the southern part of the country.

“Thirteen persons, including the driver of the Hiace bus, were completely roasted by the fire that engulfed the bus immediately after the head-on collision,” the witness said.

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“One of the four surviving persons in the bus died in the hospital from burns suffered, bringing the number to 14 that died.”

According to the witness, none of the 10 occupants of the Sienna bus died, but they were badly wounded.

He added that the victims are receiving treatment in a hospital.

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He commended the villagers for quickly mobilising to the accident scene to rescue the injured.

“It is because of their timely intervention that the Sienna bus did not get burnt as well,’’ he was quoted as saying.

The witness 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”.

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