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Monday, October 26, 2020

Twenty Three persons die in Kogi tanker explosion




No fewer than 23 persons including five students of the Kogi State Polytechnic and three children on their way to school have been killed in a road crash involving a petrol tanker in Felele along the Lokoja-Abuja Highway.

The tanker, loaded with petrol and belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation was said to have had brakes failure.

The tanker fell on five cars, two motorcycles, and three tricycles popularly known as Keke, killing all occupants.

Men of the Federal Road Safety Corps, arrived with an ambulance from Rescue/Rehabilitation team to evacuate the corpses while residents made frantic efforts to identify them.

The sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corp, Idris Fika Ali, said 23 persons were killed in the explosion while one child escaped with injuries.

Meanwhile, the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has expressed shock over the fatal tanker explosion