ACCIDENT – 14 persons missing while 3 others have been confirmed dead on Wednesday, September 21, by the Kaduna sector command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC). According to the sector’s head of operations, Mr Salisus Galadunci, the accident occurred around 11 pm on Tuesday, September 20th after 18 persons, who were from one family, were returning to Lokoja from Kano when the car somersaulted and plunged into the river.
According to him, only one person survived the accident, adding that three bodies were recovered from the river. “An 18-seater bus travelling to Lokoja from Kano plunged into River Rijana with about 18 persons, all related, returning from Sallah break.
“The incident was reported by the only survivor, a woman who manage to report to an FRSC ambulance stationed at Doka unit, along Kaduna-Abuja expressway, around 7 am on Wednesday.
“Rescuers from FRSC Doka, Katari and Kakau were immediately dispatched with ambulances, and with support of local divers to search for survivors.
“Eventually, only three bodies were recovered, while the remaining persons could not be found, including the survivor’s daughter,” he said.