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18-seater bus plunges into River Niger in Kogi, 4 killed
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Wed, 22 Sep 2021   ||   Nigeria,

WEDNESDAY- 22nd September, 2021: At least four persons have been confirmed dead when an 18 seater bus plunged into river Niger in Koton Karfe area of Kogi State.

It was gathered that 13 others have been rescued alive while one person is still missing in the accident.

According to report, the accident happened around 7.30pm on Tuesday when the driver of the bus slept off and lost control, thereby, plunging into the river.

Speaking with newsmen in Lokoja on the receipt of the distress call, the State Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), Suleiman Mafara, said his men of the Disaster and Crisis Unit in conjunction with the Federal Roads Safety Corps and volunteer divers were mobilised to the scene.

He added that his men and others Security personnel are working round the clock to recover the only person yet to be accounted for.

Mafara disclosed that the corpse have been deposited in a morgue in Lokoja.

The NSCDC Commandant, however, warned drivers and commuters to adhere strictly to road safety guidelines to prevent avoidable carnage on the highways.




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