Five persons were on Friday confirmed dead in an auto accident at Ogbabo village on Ajaokuta-Ayangba road in Kogi State.
The state Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Olusegun Martins, who confirmed the accident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said that two other victims sustained serious injuries in the accident.
He said that the accident, which happened at about 3:30pm involved two Sienna sport utility vehicles with registration number ; EPE 307 XU and AK ILIKA 1 with the sticker of Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA) on it.
He said that those injured had been taken to a nearby hospital in the area for treatment, and the dead deposited at a mortuary.
Martins stated that investigation into the cause of the accident had commenced.
However, an eyewitness told NAN that the affected vehicles were coming from opposite directions.
He said they collided when one of them was trying to avoid a deep pothole on the road.