An accident along Lokoja-Abuja highway in Kogi State involving a Toyota Hiace and a fuel Laden tanker has caused heavy gridlock on the high way after an explosion from the impact of the collition
The state sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Stephen Dawlung, said that officials of the commission had been drafted to the area.
“My men are there already. No detail yet. Many were trapped in the accident. The tanker is still burning, causing traffic challenge on the highways presently. I will avail you of the details ,once we are through,” .
A statement from the FRSC Unit Command Koton Karfe ascribed the incident to over speeding and loss of control on the part of the Toyota Hiace (Conveying pepper) which summersaulted, crossed the road and hit an Abuja bound DAF Tanker loaded with PMS leading to an inferno
“My men have carried out rescue of 4 person’s from the toyota haice and the tanker with 2 of the injured victims taken to Ideal Hospital Koton Karfe while other operatives are on traffic control to ensure free flow of vehicles across the scene.
There inferno has subsided but still burning.
“There is need for strict observance of speed limits and caution on the part of Motorists due to certain bad portions of the road.”