A ghastly accident which occurred at Felele area of Lokoja, the capital of kogi state has claimed the life of 8 people, injuring 7 others.
It was gathered that the vehiculer accident at Felele on Lokoja -Abuja road occured on Monday at about 8.50am as a result of brake failure on the part of petrol tanker with registration number JEG141XA DAF.
According to the report of Federal Road Safety Corps on the accident, “a white Colour Petrol laden tanker no JEG141XA DAF rammed into 4 Tricycles, 2 motorcycles 3 Cars and a bus”, Killing 8 and injuring 7 in the process.
The FRSC operatives said 17 people were involved in the accident , stressing that the victims have been taken to Specialists hospital and Federal Medical Centre in Lokoja.
The site of the accident was a gory sight as debris of all sorts litters around ,with sympathisers troop in continuously to cash a glimpse of the scene of the accident.
The state FRSC director, Emmanuel Abe therefore urged people whose relatives travelled in that direction today to visit the FMC or Specialist Hospital, Lokoja to confirm their status.