Four ceramic firm workers killed in Kogi crash

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Gbenga Odogun, Lokoja

Four staff of BN Ceramics Company, Ajaokuta, have lost their lives in a fatal motor accident.

Our correspondent gathered that the accident, which involved the company bus and a Toyota car, occurred around 9.45am on Wednesday when they were on their way home from work.

According to a witness, the vehicles had a head-on collision when the bus driver overtook another vehicle at a sharp bend.

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The Kogi State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Mr Solomon Agure, while confirming the accident, said three of the nine staff members on the bus died on the spot.

He added that the victims worked overnight and closed from work in the morning.

Agure said those injured were rushed to a hospital for treatment.

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Meanwhile, the management of the company, in a statement on Wednesday, said four workers died in the accident.

The statement, which was signed by the company’s Human Resources Manager, Salihu Mohammed, said, “The management is making frantic efforts to rescue and pick up the medical bills of those injured.”

“The management calls for calm among staff and prayed God to grant the deceased eternal rest and their families the fortitude to bear the loss.”

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