Tragedy struck this morning at about 6am, when first Tarzan Motor Ltd, a luxurious bus filled with passengers and coming from Kanu ran into the trap of some armed robbers.
The driver attempted a risky reverse in order to escape from the danger zone, and lost control of the vehicle in the process, running into and over the bridge. The incident took the lives of 18 passengers and injured many, 16 male and 2female.
Two corpers a male and a female were amongst those who lost their lives. Frsc, police and state coordinator of Nysc are among the authority evacuating the remain of the victims of the accident.
Eye witness and survivals of the wreak said, they pleaded with the driver to wait but he wouldn’t.
Abdul razaq aremu from Nysc said the female corper was said to be from kastina, but boarded the bus from Kano, while the male copper is from ankpa in kogi state.
He also implored the government to deploy security personnel to anko, a few kilometres to lokoja town, Kogi state as armed robbery on the site of the accident is becoming frequent.