FRSC Confirms 10 Dead In 26 Auto Crashes During Easter In Kogi

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The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) said on Thursday that 10 persons lost their lives in 26 road accidents recorded in different parts of Kogi during the Easter holiday.

The Kogi Sector Commander, Mr Godwin Omiko, told newsmen in Lokoja that the dead included nine male adults and a female adult.

Omiko said 120 people, comprising 98 men and 22 women, were involved in the 26 accidents which occurred between April 16 and April 21.

He said that 71 of them were rescued without injuries, while the remaining 49 persons sustained various degrees of injuries, and were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.

He said that those rescued without injuries included 55 men and 16 women, adding that no child casualty was recorded in any of the accidents.

Omiko said that relations of the victims had been contacted following laid down procedure in the organisation.

The sector commander said that the corpses of the deceased were released to their families. (NAN)

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