In a multiple-car accident on Ejule-Ochadamu beside Olofu Bridge in the Ochadamu region of Kogi State, the Federal Road Safety Corps reported that 11 individuals were burned beyond identification.
On Thursday, November 10th, FRSC Public Education Officer Bisi Kazeem issued a statement saying that the terrible tragedy included 20 cars.
Kazeem said that drivers should perform routine maintenance on their cars since the accident was preventable and tragic.
What was written in the release as follows:
“The crash investigation team revealed that the fatal crash involved a total of 18 people. Out of the number, a total of seven victims comprising three males and four females sustained various degrees of injuries, while the remaining 11 whose sexuality could not be ascertained at the time of carrying out the rescue were burnt beyond recognition,” the statement read.
“The investigation further revealed that the main causes of the crash and subsequent fire outbreak that claimed the innocent lives of the victims are road obstruction and break failure; a mechanical deficiency that impacted negatively on the functionality of the braking system of the vehicle.
“As at the time of this statement, the emergency rescue team of the Corps has concluded the rescue of the injured persons to the hospital while the burnt victims were also evacuated.”
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