Dangote trailer accident burns two to death in Kogi

Dangote trailer accident burns two to death in Kogi


A motor accident involving Dangote trailer has killed two persons at about 4pm on Monday at Felele in Lokoja, Kogi State.

1st News gathered that the Dangote truck was coming from Obajana; fully loaded with thousands of cement bags when the incident occurred.

According to an eyewitness, the articulated vehicle was on its way to one of the northern states when the incident occurred.

The source further added that on getting to Felele along Lokoja- Abuja road; as the vehicle was descending the brake failed as it crashed to heavy barricade at the center of the road; and then somersaulted.

The accident led to the burning of the vehicle as the two persons – the driver and the truck boy were burnt beyond recognition.

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Meanwhile, men of the Federal Road Safety Corps were on hand to control the traffic; and also evacuate the cement bags that lilters the road to avoid another accident.

The Fire fighters were not left out as they put off the fire; to also avoid further explosion since the scene of the accident was close to some Petrol stations.

Meanwhile, the FRSC has confirmed that no fewer than 31 persons sustained various degrees of injuries in a road accident; which involved a luxury bus opposite Nasfat around Mowe on Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Saturday.

Mr Clement Oladele, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Sunday. Equally important, Oladele explained that the accident occurred around 4:38 p.m. Further, he explained that excessive speed as well as loss of control around the construction zone caused the accident.

Additionally, he disclosed that 39 adults as well as 11 children were equally involved in the ghastly motor accident.

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