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Fatal crash kills five in Kogi, three hospitalized


The Federal Road Safety Corps in Kogi State has confirmed that five people died in an accident on the Kabba-Obajana Road in Kabba Local Government Area. The crash involved a Ford Galaxy space wagon and a Mazda car.

Mr. Samuel Oyedeji, the State Sector Commander, reported that three people survived the accident, which happened on Thursday. He attributed the crash to speeding and wrongful overtaking.

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“The head-on collision between the two cars moving in opposite directions happened due to speeding and wrongful overtaking by one of the drivers,” Oyedeji explained. “We have been preaching against drivers flouting road safety rules and regulations, yet these motorists hardly heed our warnings.”

The sector commander noted that five people lost their lives in the accident, and three others were seriously injured. Officers from the command carried out the rescue operation at the scene of the accident.

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“The three injured persons have been moved to the Kabba General Hospital for medical attention,” Oyedeji said. “The corpses have been deposited in the mortuary of the same hospital.”

Oyedeji reminded motorists to always follow road safety rules and regulations to avoid road crashes.