Jan 7, 2012 – Tragic: 30 People Die in Kogi Trailer Crash
At 30 people were reported killed while travelling from the southern part of the country to the North yesterday in Okene, Kogi State after a fully loaded trailer nose-dived into a deep gully. naijagists.com
It was gathered that many of the travellers also sustained serious injuries in the accident that was said to have occurred when the fully loaded trailer suffered break failure and the driver lost control of it.
An eyewitness said the accident occurred at about 9 am at a sharpe bend around Obangede junction, close to a police station at Ogaminana in Adavi Local Government Area.
The source added that the vehicle’s brakes failed as soon as it got to the junction and it flung its passengers into the gully.
Some policemen and members of the Federal Roads Safety Commission (FRSC) were on were on hand to take the injured passengers to the hospital in Okene while the dead ones were evacuated to the mortuary of the specialist hospital in Obangede.
It was gathered that the passengers had left Onitsha, Anambra State and were heading to the North as a result of security problems that is presently rocking the country.
The Kogi State Sector Commander of the FRSC, Mr. Sunday Maku, said he was yet to receive any report from the Ogori Unit Command.