Two persons were burnt beyond recognition and properties running into millions of naira were on Tuesday destroyed in a multiple accident involving five trailer trucks and two J5 buses, at the Old Zango-Idakoivo slope, in Okene, Kogi State.
The accident which happened around 11 pm of Tuesday, had all the seven vehicles burnt to ashes, leading to heavy traffic, forcing travelers plying the Okene route to abandon their vehicles.
It took the efforts of the officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Okene unit command, supported by some members of the community, several hours to put out the fire.
The FRSC Okene unit commander, Dr Adelaja Ogungbemi attributed the multiple accident to brake failure from one of the trailers, resulting to collision into other vehicles, adding that the impact ignited the fire that engulfed all the other vehicles.
He said that officers of his unit did all they could before they were able to put out the fire by 10am, the following day.
He said that the unit was making efforts to clear the obstruction created to allow for free traffic flow.
He also charged drivers to ensure that their vehicles are in order before putting them on the road.
He expressed hope that both the Federal and the Kogi State governments make efforts towards fixing alternative routes in the area` before the Yuletide, to ensure free traffic flow.