Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
Three persons were, Monday night, burnt to ashes and two others injured, as a result of a motor accident which occurred along Felele-Abuja express road in Lokoja, Kogi State.
The accident occurred at about 10:00 p.m on Monday night as an articulated vehicle (tanker) carrying diesel, two trailers carrying containers headed for the Abuja axis and other small vehicles were involved in the accident.
It was further gathered that the tanker trailer headed for Abuja axis with diesel lost control around Living Faith Church after Felele NNPC filling station in Lokoja as a result of brake failure.
The tanker rammed the middle of two trailers carrying containers and then fell down and exploded.
Meanwhile, the Kogi Sector Commander, Federal Road Safely Corps (FRSC), Mr Stephen Dawulung, who visited the scene while speaking with newsmen, said The Dyna PICK-UP VAN that was parked by the roadside and two other vehicles were also affected by the fire.
He called on drivers of articulated vehicles, especially those carrying flammable substances, to always be cautious and drive within the regulated speed limit as well as maintain all vehicle safety protocols like the use of safety valves to prevent spillages of content in the event of a crash.
He noted that the two persons that were injured have been rushed to the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja for treatment.
He called on the Federal Government to fix more bumps on the road in order to slow down vehicles’ speed.
Stonix News reports that the highway has witnessed fatal accidents in recent past, a development that prompted the Federal Government to construct bumps at the intervals of the road to reduce such occurrence.