FRSC begins probe of Kogi crash

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has begun probe of the causes of the multiple road crash at Obajana market in Kogi State.

A statement issued by the Corps Public Education Officer, ACM Jonas Agwu, said the Corps Marshal, Dauda Ali Biu had directed the Kogi State Sector Commander of the Corps to commence a detailed investigation that will lead to speedy prosecution of all the drivers responsible for the crash.

According to Biu, the drivers responsible for the occurrences would not go scot free.

“They are going to be prosecuted in accordance with the provisions of the National Road Traffic Regulations 2012 and those found guilty will bear the consequences of their actions.

“Preliminary reports indicated that the crash involved a total of 4 vehicles comprising of 2 Dangote Trucks, 1 Sharon bus & 1 motor bike

“One of the Truck’s breaking system failed while on excessive speed & crashed into 3 stationery vehicles including a bus carrying 12 passengers.

“The impact of the crash resulted in a fire outbreak that killed the 12 passengers in the bus and the motor bike rider.

“On the whole, the crash involved 15 people comprising of 8 male adults and 3 female adult, 3 male children and 1 female child. Unfortunately, 13 persons comprising of 6 male adults, 3 male children, 3 female adults and 1 female child were killed while the remaining 2 victims got rescued by FRSC operatives without injuries.

“The 13 victims whose lives were claimed by the crash were burnt beyond recognition and their corpses deposited at Specialist Hospital, Lokoja.

“Expectedly, the Corps has also risen up against this challenges and frantic efforts are already in place to bring it to a halt”, the statement read.

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