Three people were burnt to death and five others injured in an accident on the Zariagi – Lokoja highway in Kogi, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
The Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Bisi Kazeem , who confirmed the development , said the incident occurred early on Thursday .
He explained 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 , which he blamed on 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 begun removing the wreckage from the road.
The Okene- Lokoja – Abuja highway is classified among the deadliest roads in Nigeria.