11 children, 21 others die in Edo, Kogi auto collision

  • Sat Jan 16 2021

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A total of 32 souls have been lost in the auto crash that occurred in Edo and Kogi state between Thursday and Wednesday. ————->According to news men, In Edo State, the accidents occurred at two different locations; Arue-Uromi and Agbede. The Arue-Uromi accident reportedly killed six children; four girls and two boys, all is said to be from the same family. —————> The state Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corp, Henry Benameisia who confirmed the accident, attributed it to brake failure on the part of the tanker, and over speeding by the Sienna Vehicle. —————> In Kogi State, two cops and one other person died in a motor accident on Thursday along the Ajaokuta-Ojodu-Ayingba road in Kogi State. Same day, 14 persons, including five children, died on the Anyingba-Ajaokuta route in another accident.—————> The state Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Solomon Aghure, who confirmed both accidents, said in the first accident the three persons were travelling in an ambulance when the accident occurred.————-> He explained that the officers and the driver of the ambulance were travelling with an empty casket to pick the corpse of a police sergeant from a mortuary in Ayingba.—————> Aghure, who spoke to journalists on Friday, stated that in the second accident, three vehicles; two trucks and a passenger bus were involved in the accident which happened in the evening of January 14.————-> He said that the three vehicles were travelling on the same lane towards Anyingba when a truck suddenly hit the bus from behind.————-> Aghure said that the bus was trapped in between the two trucks with all the passengers before his men arrived at the scene to carry out rescue operation which lasted hours. ————-> He, however, lamented that 14 out of the 23 persons involved in the accident died on the spot while nine others sustained various degrees of injury.————-> According to him, those who died included three female children, two male children, eight women and one man.—————> He added that three men, one woman and five children, comprising two male children and three female children, were lucky as they survived the accident with some injuries.—————> He said that the injured were taken to Holley Memorial Hospital, Ochadamu for treatment while corpses of the dead were deposited at the morgue of Grimard Hospital, Anyingba.————> Aghure attributed the accident to possible brake failure but said further investigation would be carried out to determine its actual cause.— Source: Punchng.com

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