Several persons, including students of Kogi State Polytechnic and some primary school pupils, have been killed in a Black Wednesday accident in Lokoja, Kogi State after a petrol tanker exploded and caught fire at Felele area in traffic gridlock.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports no fewer than 10 people have been confirmed dead after the petrol tanker caught fire after ramming into several vehicles in the traffic gridlock in the accident that happened in the early hours of Wednesday.
Over ten vehicles were burnt down while the road has been closed down temporarily. Already men of the Federal Road Safety Corps and firefighters were on hand to control the situation.
Just In : Black Wednesday in Lokoja, Kogi State,as many feared dead Including Kogi State Polytechnic Students and some Primary School Pupils as Petrol tanker catches fire at Felele Area In Lokoja Traffic Gridlock. pic.twitter.com/Tn0MegdM1U
— Arewa Facts Zone (@ArewaFactsZone) September 23, 2020
Petrol tanker explosion in Lokoja, several feared dead.
About 10 persons have died from a petrol tanker explosion in Lokoja the Kogi State Capital. Eyewitnesses say the incident occurred around 8:30am when the tanker lost control and rammed into oncoming vehicles. pic.twitter.com/QSYMo2uGQn
— RootsTv (@rootstvnigeria) September 23, 2020
Please, do ring any of your relatives at Felele area in Lokoja, Kogi State to confirm if he/she is free from this ugly and heartbreaking incident.
This incident occurred this morning when a tanker carrying petrol fell down and fire broke out.
Kindly RT if you see it pic.twitter.com/oO9V9TE1rr
— H A M Z A H (@Ha_m_zaah) September 23, 2020