The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, early morning on Wednesday 3rd April 2013, reported that about 18 persons lost their lives in an accident along the Abuja – Lokoja Highway.
The FRSC in a blackberry broadcast said, “A crash that occurred in the early hours of today 03/04/13, around 01:35hrs at Fire Academy, Sheda, involving two vehicles, a Marcopolo luxury bus registered XG. 413 FGG, belonging to GUO Group of Company and a J5 bus XA 726 NSR resulted in the death of 18 men”.
According to the road safety corps, 17 died on the spot while one died later at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital. Gwagwalada.
The FRSC further said that seven persons including two females and five men were injured in the accident. The injured persons were taken to the University of Abuja General Hospital, Gwagwalada for treatment.
Fourteen (14) out of the eighteen (18) Corpses are presently in the morgue of the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada while four were deposited at the Kwali General Hospital.