The Kogi State Federal Road Safety Corps has confirmed the death of five persons while four others were said to be severely injured when a truck rammed into a passenger at Oro junction, Okene area of the state.
The accident was said to have occurred due to a failed brake on Monday evening at around 7.30 pm.
The state sector commander of FRSC, Steve Dawulong, in a response to inquiry said, “a crash actually occurred at about 730pm at Oro junction, Okene where a truck failed to brake and rammed into a passenger car from the rear.
"This resulting to the death of four persons, three males and one female, with four others injured.
“The corpses were taken to Okengwe General Hospital Mortuary while the injured were taken by their respective families.”
While sympathising with victims and their families, Dawulong advised fleet operators to have viable maintenance policies which should be adhered to strictly as means of ensuring routine maintenance and Vehicle roadworthiness before putting such vehicles on the road.
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