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Fatal Accident On Lokoja Highway, 3 Persons Burnt To Death

Three persons were on Thursday burnt to death while five others sustained injuries in an accident along the Zariagi-Lokoja highway in Kogi State.

The Federal Road Safety Corps explained that three vehicles – a Toyota Carina, a Scania truck and Mack tanker – were involved in the accident.

The FRSC Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, who disclosed this to Northern City News in Abuja, stated that one person escaped unhurt from the accident, which he blamed on speeding.

“The deceased were burnt alongside the vehicles, while the injured were taken to the Federal Medical Centre in Lokoja,” he said.

He said an FRSC rescue team, which arrived at the scene after the accident, had removed the wreckage from the road.

Images of the accident scene showed huge plumes of dark smoke from the burning vehicles as residents of the area raced towards the spot.