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Morning Shock! 3 Persons burns to death in Kogi state



Three persons have been declared dead after burning to death while five others sustained injuries in an accident in Kogi state.

News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, report that the event played out in the Zariagi-Lokoja highway in the state.

The Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Bisi Kazeem, who attested to the development, said the incident happened early hours on Thursday.

He explained that nine people and three vehicles–Toyota Carina, Scania Truck and Mack Tanker–were involved in the accident.

Kazeem said that one person escaped the accident unhurt, 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 that an FRSC rescue team, which arrived at the scene after the accident had begun removing the wreckage from the road.

The Okene-Lokoja-Abuja highway is named among the deadliest roads corridors in Nigeria.

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