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11 die in Kogi road crash – FRSC

About 11 people were burnt to dead and seven injured in a multiple crash that occurred on Thursday along Ejule-Ochadamu by Olofu Bridge, Ochadamu in Kogi State.

A statement signed by the Spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Bisi Kazeem, on Thursday, said the accident involved 20 vehicles including a truck, a tanker, 12 cars, and six bikes.

It said investigation further revealed that the main causes of the crash and subsequent fire outbreak that claimed the innocent lives of the victims were road obstruction and brake failure.

‘’The brake failure was a mechanical deficiency that impacted negatively on the functionality of the breaking system of the vehicle,‘’ the statement said.

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‘’Owing to the ill-fated multiple fatal crash, the Acting Corps Marshal, FRSC, Dauda Biu, called on drivers, vehicle owners and fleet operators to imbibe the safe culture of carrying out routine as well as regular maintenance on their vehicles as they transit from one destination to another.’’

It read in part, “As at the time of this statement, the emergency rescue team of the Corps has concluded the rescue of the injured persons to the hospital while the burnt victims were also evacuated.

“The Corps Marshal has directed adequate deployment of personnel to ensure prompt clearing of obstructions and free flow of traffic on the affected part of the road.’’

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