Three people were burnt to death and five others injured in an accident on Lokoja highway in Kogi State.
Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC Public Education Officer Mr Bisi Kazeem, who confirmed the development, said the incident occurred early on Thursday.
He noted that nine people and three vehicles–Toyota Carina, Scania Truck and Mack Tanker–were involved in the accident.
Kazeem said that one person escaped the accident unhurt that blamed it on over-speeding.
“The deceased were burnt alongside the vehicles, while the injured were taken to the Federal Medical Centre in Lokoja.”
He said that an FRSC rescue team, which arrived at the scene after the accident had embarked on removing the wreckage from the road.
The Okene-Lokoja-Abuja highway is classified among the deadliest road corridors in Nigeria.