Bus plunges into River Niger, four killed, two missing - The Naija Weekly

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Bus plunges into River Niger, four killed, two missing


Four persons have been reported dead and two others missing after a passenger bus plunged into River Niger in the Koton Karfe area of Kogi.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed this in a statement issued on Wednesday in Lokoja.

It stated that a Toyota Hiace bus with 15 passengers on board plunged into the river late Tuesday night.

Solomon Agure, the FRSC sector commander in Kogi, who confirmed the crash, explained that the bus with registration number Plateau JJN 73 XA took off from Ijora Seven-Up ‘under bridge’ in Lagos and was heading to Kano.

According to Mr Agure, four people, including a woman, died in the auto crash, while seven others were critically injured.

He disclosed that the FRSC engaged the services of eight divers to rescue victims and recover four dead bodies.

Mr Agure explained that two female passengers were still missing, saying that all efforts to find their bodies were unsuccessful.

He, however, explained that two passengers escaped unhurt.

The FRSC commander added that the injured victims and the dead were taken to the General Hospital, Koton Karfe, and the recovered bus taken to the FRSC office in the area.


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