THE Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Kogi State Command has confirmed the death of seven people in a car crash along the Lokoja-Abuja Expressway on Thursday.
The FRSC also said five persons were injured in the crash.
According to the Corps, the accident occurred when two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision.
The Kogi Sector Commander of the FRSC, Stephen Dawulung, while confirming the incident to journalists in Lokoja on Friday, said a Toyota Hiace bus had a head-on collision with a DAF Articulated Vehicle at Akpanya, near Koton Karfe, on the Abuja-Lokoja expressway.
“When the two vehicles collided, seven persons died instantly, and five persons sustained injuries.
“Our officers, who quickly rushed to the scene when alerted, were able to assist in evacuating the victims, especially the injured, for medical attention.
“Already, the injured were rushed to Koton Karfe Hospital, where they are being treated by medical personnel while the corpses are deposited at the mortuary,” Dawulung said.
He added that the accident was caused by speed and route violation by either of the affected vehicles.
Dawulung advised people, especially drivers, to desist from night journeys and over speeding.
He also said drivers should be cautious enough to maintain their lanes.