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7 die as truck plunges into river in Kogi

Seven persons lost their lives yesterday when a truck in which they were travelling plunged into a river at KotonKarfe community on the Lokoja-Abuja Highway.

Kogi State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Emmanuel Abe, who confirmed the incident, said that the truck plunged into Enyogi river, a tributary of River Niger at about 5am.

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He said 37 persons were involved in the accident and that many other passengers sustained varying degrees of injury.

According to him, both the injured and dead were taken to the Federal Medical Centre and the Kogi State Specialist Hospital both in Lokoja.

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The sector commander identified over speeding as the immediate cause of the accident.

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