25 Passengers Burnt To Death In Kogi Accident

No fewer than 25 lives have been claimed in a ghastly accident that occurred at Aloma in Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State, on Sunday.

It was gathered that the accident occurred on Sunday morning when a fully loaded Toyota Sienna bus collided with a Toyota Hiace bus and another articulated vehicle.

Eyewitness account stated that the two vehicles collided while attempting to negotiate a pothole on the road and caught fire immediately, burning all the occupants to death.

But another eyewitness who confirmed the development said the accident, which happened in front of Aloma Teachers’ College, involved two buses and a trailer.

“All the passengers in the Toyota bus, including the driver were burnt to death.

“Those in the sienna bus too were burnt, with no survivor. An articulated vehicle that packed nearby the incident also caught fire in the process and burnt to ashes. A house closer to the area was also destroyed by the raging inferno.

“We are yet to confirm of any survivor, except those in the packed articulated vehicle,” said Adejo Usman, a resident of Aloma.

He said the villagers could not do anything to rescue some trapped passengers due to absence of fighting equipment.

Meanwhile, the Kogi State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Samuel Ayodeji, when contacted could not respond.

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