5 Die in Auto Crash Along Kabba-Obajana Road

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Five persons have been confirmed dead in an accident involving two vehicles in a village between Agbede and Agbadu communities along Kabba-Obajana road in Kogi state.

State Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Samuel Oyedeji, told newsmen that three persons survived in the accident involving a Ford Galaxy space wagon and Mazda car.

Oyedeji attributed the cause of the accident to speeding and wrongful overtaking.

“The head-on collision between the two cars moving in the opposite directions happened due to speeding and wrongful overtaking by one of the drivers.

“We have been preaching against drivers flaunting road safety rules and regulations, yet these motorists hardly heed our warnings.

“Five persons lost their lives in the fatal accident that left three others seriously injured,” he said.

The sector commander said that officers from the command had carried out rescue operation from the scene of the accident.

According to him, the three injured persons have been moved to the Kabba General Hospital for medical attention.

“The corpses have been deposited in the mortuary of the same hospital,” Oyedeji said.

He reminded motorists to always endeavour to keep to road safety rules and regulations to avoid road crashes.

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