4 Killed, 13 Rescued As 18 Seater Bus Plunges Into River In Kogi
No fewer than Four corpse have been recovered and 13 others rescued alive while one person still missing as an 18 seater bus plunged into the Black River a tributary to river Niger in koton-karfe in kogi state. The accident occured around 7.30pm on Tuesday when the driver of the bus slept off and lost control thereby plunging into the river.
According to the state Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Suleiman Mafara, who disclosed this to our correspondent in Lokoja said on the receipt of the distress call, his men of the Disaster and Crisis Unit in conjunction with the Federal Roads Safety Corps and volunteer divers were mobilised to the scene.
He said that four corpse have already been recovered and 13 others have been rescued alive while one person is still missing. He added that his men and others Security personnel are working round the clock to recover the only person yet to be accounted for. He added that the corpse have been deposited in a morgue in Lokoja. He warned drivers and commuters to adhere strictly to the road safety guidelines to prevent avoidable carnage on the highways.