6 killed, 4 injured in Nigeria road accident

6 killed, 4 injured in Nigeria road accident
# 08 January 2013 18:55 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. Six people including two men and four women lost their lives and four others sustained severe injuries in a road accident in Nigeria's north central region on Tuesday, according to authorities of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), APA reports quoting Xinhua.

The Kogi State sector commander of the FRSC, Garba Mohammed, told reporters that the crash occurred on the Abuja-Lokoja road involving a Toyota Corolla car and a Toyota Hiace bus at Karara Village.

He said four out of the 10 people involved in the accident were rushed to a state-run hospital in the city, while the six dead bodies had been deposited in a morgue.

The road safety official blamed the road mishap on dangerous overtaking and over-speeding on the part of the two drivers, while advising motorists plying the route to strictly adhere to traffic rules and regulations to avoid future recurrence.

Tuesday's accident occurred barely a week after a convoy carrying officials and speaker of the Kogi State parliament lost control and had a serious accident in the metropolis, leaving one killed and unconfirmed number of people (including the speaker) injured.

Two weeks ago, Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State was also injured in an accident in the metropolis, while one of his aides reportedly died due to injuries sustained in the road crash.

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