A fatal accident occurred on the Abuja-Lokoja road in the wee hours of Wednesday.
The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, early Wednesday morning, reported that 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”.
The road safety corps said “17 died on the spot while one later died at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital. Gwagwalada”.
Seven persons including two females and five men were injured in the accident, the FRSC said.
The injured were taken to the University of Abuja General Hospital, Gwagwalada.
A total of 96 persons, 70 males and 16 females, were involved in the crash. 14 of the Corpses are presently in the morgue of the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada while four were deposited at the Kwali General Hospital.