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14 burnt to death, 13 injured in Kogi State auto crash

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At least 14 persons died in a head-on collision involving two Toyota buses on Sunday in Kogi State.

Thirteen persons survived the accident that occurred at Aloma community in Ofu Local Government Area of the state.

An eyewitness told the News Agency of Nigeria that the accident involved a Toyota Sienna bus heading towards the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja from Port Harcourt, Rivers State and a Toyota Hiace bus heading to the southern part of the country.

They eyewitness said: “Thirteen persons, including the driver of the Hiace bus, were completely burnt by the fire that engulfed the bus immediately after the head-on coalition.

“One of the four surviving persons in the bus died in hospital from burns suffered, bringing the number to 14 that died.”

According to him, none of the 10 occupants of the Sienna Bus died, but were badly wounded and receiving treatment in a hospital.

He commended the villagers who quickly came to the scene of the accident and rescued the injured.THEE FULL VIDEO IS HERE

“It is because of their timely intervention that the Sienna bus did not get burnt as well,” he said.

The eyewitness blamed the accident on speeding and potholes on the road, adding that it took rescuers three hours to remove the driver of the Sienna bus, whose two legs were badly damaged.

Contacted, the Kogi Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Samuel Oyedeji, confirmed the accident....CONTINUE FULL READING>>

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