Seven people on Tuesday died as a truck in which they were travelling plunged into a river at Kotonkarfe Community on Lokoja-Abuja Highway.
Mr Emmanuel Abe, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kogi, confirmed the incident in Lokoja, saying the truck plunged into Enyogi River, a tributary of River Niger at about 5.00a.m.
The sector commander 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 at all times.