Kogi River
Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello Photo: Kogireporters

Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Tuesday said seven people lost their lives after a truck in which they were travelling plunged into a river at Kotonkarfe on Lokoja-Abuja Highway.

Sector Commander in Kogi, Emmanuel Abe, said that the truck plunged into Enyogi River, at about 5.00a.m.

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He said 37 people were involved in the accident, adding that many others sustained various degrees of injury.

According to him, both the injured and dead were taken to the Federal Medical Centre and the Kogi State Specialist Hospital, both in Lokoja.

Abe said that speeding was the immediate cause of the accident, appealing to motorists to abide by the speed limit rule.