Four persons have been burnt to death in a ghastly motor accident that occurred between Ohono and Akpanya along Lokoja-Abuja road under Lokoja Local Government Area in Kogi State.
It was gathered that the accident happened at about 7am when an 18 seater bus lost control while returning from Lagos to Kano State.
Three of the victims according to residents in the small community are uniformed men while other passengers in the vehicles were rescued with burns through combined efforts of the people.
As of the time of filing this report, the 18 seater bus is still burning while officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC) are now at the scene of the incident.
It was, however, gathered that this is not the first time accidents has occured at the same spot, there are reports that the axis is a danger zone that has claimed many lives.
The Kogi State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC) Solomon Agure confirmed the incident on Thursday.
” It was a night journey. In the early morning of today, between 6:30am to 7am, there was a tanker that was parked by the roadside and the vehicle lost control and hit the tanker and later went into flame” he said.
Agure advised motorists to avoid night journeys saying, “God who created us knows why he created day and night. The vehicle is coming from Lagos at night. Because for you to be around Jamata bridge, Akpayan road at that early hours, it means you drove throughout the night. Drivers should avoid stressing themselves by driving at night to avoid accidents in our roads”.