22 killed in Nigeria road accidents
Published: 03:36 PM, 7 January 2021 Updated: 03:37 PM, 7 January 2021
At least 22 people including 11 women, were killed in separate road accidents in a central state of Nigeria on Wednesday.
The first accident took place earlier in the day on a road near Lokoja, Kogi State, leading to the deaths of 14 people, sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kogi state Solomon Aghure told the media late Wednesday.
The accident involved three vehicles and 26 people, Aghure said, adding that “11 women and three men died on the spot” while three others sustained various injuries. The injured were taken to the hospital.
Meanwhile, eight people lost their lives in another accident along the Kabba-Ayere road in Kogi at about 11:30 pm (2230 GMT), the official added.
He said the accident involved a truck and a passenger bus, and “25 people, comprising 22 men, two women, and a female child” were involved in the accident.
He blamed the accidents on speed limit violations and dangerous driving.
Deadly road accidents are frequently reported in Nigeria, often caused by overloading, bad condition of roads, and reckless driving.