Seven persons feared dead as truck plunged into river in Kogi 

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No fewer than Seven persons lost their lives on Tuesday as the truck in which they were travelling in plunged into a river at KotonKarfe community on Lokoja-Abuja highway.

 

Confirming the incident the Kogi State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Emmanuel Abe, said that the truck plunged into Enyogi river , a tribute of River Niger at about 5am.

 

He said that 37 persons were involved in the accident , saying that many others sustained varying degrees of injury.

 

According to him, both the injured and dead were taken to the Federal Medical Centre and the Kogi State Specialists Hospital both in Lokoja.

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The Sector Commander identified the immediate cause of the  accident as over  speeding, even as he appealed to motorists to abide by speed limit rule.




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