At least fourteen people including five children were said to have died in a road mishap involving three vehicles along Anyigba-Ajaokuta road in Kogi state on Thursday.
The accident involved two trucks and a passenger bus. The victims included three female children, two male children, eight women and one man.
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It was not clear what caused the accident but it was believed to be unconnected with break failure on one of the trucks.
Daily Trust learnt that 14 out of twenty-three persons involved in the the crash died on the spot while nine others sustained various degrees of injuries.
The State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps ( FRSC), Mr Solomon Aghure has confirmed this to newsmen in Lokoja.
He said that the injured have been taken to Holley Memorial Hospital, Ochadamu for treatment while corpses of the dead had been deposited at the morgue of Grimard Hospital, Anyingba.
Mr. Aghure attributed the accident to possible break failure but said further investigation will be carried out to determine its actual cause.