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11 Individuals Burnt to Death in Road Crash Kogi State.

11 Individuals Burnt to Death in Road Crash Kogi State.

At least 11 people have been burnt to death in a fatal explosion accident that occurred on Thursday in the Ochadamu area, Kogi State.

Reports had it that a Dangote Company coal truck that had a brake failure had hit a fuel tanker parked at a military checkpoint, resulting in an explosion that killed people and damaged several vehicles.

The Federal Road Safety Corps, in a statement it issued through its spokesperson, Mr. Bisi Kazeem, had already confirmed that 20 vehicles including a truck, a tanker, 12 cars, and six bikes were burnt during the explosion.

According to Kazeem, upon further investigation, it was discovered that the main cause of the crash and resulting fire outbreak that claimed the lives of 11 victims were road obstruction and brake failure.

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The Acting Corps Marshal, FRSC, Dauda Biu, had then called on drivers, vehicle owners, and fleet operators, following this unfortunate incident to inculcate the safe culture of carrying out routine maintenance and check-ups on their vehicles.

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