Dec 18, 2011 – Tragic: 5 People Burnt To Death in Kogi Car Crash
As Christmas drawas near, the rate of dangerous driving amongst Nigerian cab / bus drivers increases.
According to the nation media report, a multi-vehicle car crash along Abuja-Lokoja-Okene highway yesterday, involving four vehicles, left a gory sight as five victims were burnt beyond recognition.
According to an eye witness at the accident scene, in the wee hours of Saturday involved two articulated vehicles and two Peugeot J5 buses conveying kolanuts and tomatoes to Kaduna State.
A truck, with registration number Plateau XB 326 BLD loaded with cement suddenly developed mechanical problems in the middle of the ever busy Abuja/Lokoja/Okene express way at night.
The two J5 buses from the South and heading for Kaduna were said to have ran into the motionless trailer from behind.
Upon hitting the truck, the buses exploded in flames, killing and burning beyond recognition five of the occupants. Another vehicle with registration number Kebbi XA 246 DRD ran into the trailer.
The hazy whether, eyewitnesses said, could be the factor that caused the accident as the vehicles could not sight the motionless truck from distance.
Sources also said two survivors are presently in a critical condition in one of the hospitals in Lokoja.
Meanwhile, members of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Kogi State Command, were seen at the scene of the multiple accident trying to control vehicles and help remove the burnt bodies from the buses.