JUST IN: Several dead, others missing as bus plunges into River Niger in Kogi


Four persons have been reported dead and two others missing when a passenger bus plunged into River Niger in Koton Karfe area of Kogi State, NorthCentral Nigeria.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) via Solomon Agure, its state Sector Commander, confirmed this sad development in a statement issued on Wednesday morning in Lokoja.

According to the FRSC, a Toyota Hiace bus with 15 passengers on board plunged into the river late Tuesday night.

The government agency said the bus with registration number Plateau – JJN 73 XA, took off from Ijora Seven Up under bridge in Lagos and was heading to Kano State.

According to Agure, four people died in the accident while seven others were critically injured.

He said that the corps engaged the services of eight divers to rescue victims and recovered four dead bodies.

Agure explained that two passengers (female) were still missing, saying that all efforts to trace their bodies proved abortive.

He, however, explained that two passengers escaped unhurt.

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