Many people were feared dead on Wednesday on the popular Felele highway in Lokoja,kogi state capital, following an auto crash involving an articulated vehicle carrying diesel, The Reporters,an online publication, reports.
Our correspondent who visited the scene of the accident reports that bodies of victims were seen being conveyed to various destinations while efforts made to ferry survivals to the hospital.
The driver of the vehicle was said to have lost control and rammed into a stationary bus with some students of the state Polytechnic, Lokoja and some secondary school students about 20 minutes ago.
The place is a crowded area,where selling and buying take place,many members of the public were also said to have died during the accident.
Various casualty figures;ranging from 10 to 50 were believed to be involved but the exact figure could not be ascertained as at the time of this report.
Four members from the same family were said be among the the people that lost their lives in the accident.
Officials of the FRSC and police were seen at the scene trying to control the unfortunate development.
Our correspondent reports that the road is noted for articulated vehicle accident because of its sloppy nature, coupled with carelessness on the part of some drivers.
Toward the end of 2019, similar accident happened on the same with many casualties.
The road serves as bypass to decongest the volume of traffic on Lokoja township road to other parts of the country.