By BOLUWAJI OBAHOPO
LOKOJA – Seven persons have lost their lives as a truck in which they were travelling in plunged into a river in Kogi community on Tuesday.
Graphic content / Local fishermen collect bodies of victims by capsized cruise boat on lake Victoria at Mutima village, about 50km south of capital Kampala. – Twenty-two people have died and more than 60 are feared drowned after a pleasure boat sank on Lake Victoria, Ugandan police said on November 25. The vessel was carrying day trippers from Ggaba landing site about 10 kilometers from the capital Kampala to a resort across Murchison Bay according to local people. (Photo by Isaac Kasamani / AFP)
The Kogi State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Emmanuel Abe, who confirmed the incident said that the truck plunged into Enyogi river, a tribute of River Niger along Lokoja -Abuja Highway.
He said the accident which occurred around 5am had 37 passengers in the truck, stressing 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.
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.