Six dies as Commercial Bus Crashes Into Tipper Trucks in Kogi

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Abuja-lokoja road accident

No fewer than six people were Wednesday confirmed dead in an accident that occurred around Jimgbe, about 10 kilometres to Lokoja, the Kogi State capital.

The accident involving one commercial bus and two tipper trucks happened close to Salem University, in Jimgbe village, around 10 am.

The commercial bus with registration no GKP 12 YN was attempting to overtake one of the tipper trucks marked UNN 702 XA right on the Jimgbe bridge when it brushed the other and forcing both off the bridge.

The six dead were occupants of the commercial vehicle, including the driver.

The oncoming tipper truck with registration number LKJ 690 XA veered into the bush while trying to avoid headon collition with both vehicles.

A six-month old baby, including the drivers of both tipper trucks however survived and were evacuated to hospital for medical attention.

When contacted, the Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. William Aya, could not confirmed the incident.

He however said he will get back to our correspondent as soon as he has detail of the accident, but was yet to as at the time of filing this report.

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