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5 children, nine others killed as truck rams into passenger bus in Kogi state (photos)

Fourteen people, including five children were killed in a ghastly motor accident along Anyingba-Ajaokuta road in Kogi State on Thursday, January 14. 

The State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps ( FRSC) Solomon Aghure, who confirmed the event to newsmen in Lokoja on Friday, said three vehicles, two trucks and a passenger bus, were involved within the accident. 

Aghure said the trucks belonging to Dangote and a bus with the inscription, Bright Mass Transit, were travelling on the same lane towards Anyingba when one of the trucks suddenly hit the passenger bus from behind and the bus, as a results of the impact, also hit the truck in its front.

Aghure said the bus was trapped in between the 2 trucks with all the passengers before his men arrived the scene to carry out rescue operation, which lasted for hours.

He said that 14 out of the 23 persons involved within the accident died on the spot, while nine others sustained various degrees of injury.

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