Some students of Kogi State Polytechnic, a school bus conveying primary and secondary school students, residents and passers-by have been consumed by a fire sparked by a fuel tanker explosion at Felele area of Lokoja, Kogi State capital.
Reports say at least 30 may have died in the accident.
An eyewitness said the petrol tanker, which was coming from Okene and heading towards the northern part of the country had a brake failure at about 8a.m., lost control and rammed into oncoming vehicles.
Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello expressed condolence to the families of those affected by the incident.
He urged the students of Kogi State Polytechnic to remain calm and peaceful, saying he shared in their grieving moment over the death of some of their colleagues.
Meanwhile, it was learned that for over an hour after the inferno started, fire service didn’t respond