Many Fear Killed, Others Trapped As Fuel-Laden Tanker Explodes In Kogi

By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab

Many feared dead while others were trapped as a fuel-laden tanker exploded which led to multiple accidents on Sunday morning along the Lokoja-Abuja Expressway in Kogi State.

As of time of report, two commercial buses and other commercial vehicles are still in flames.

An eyewitness and others who are still trapped in the road block occasioned by the accident involving the trailer and the commercial vehicles said the accident happened directly in front of the Kogi Local Government Secretariat at about 7:00 am.

National Watch gathered that the truck driver was conveying the fuel to a destination in the state when he lost control and rammed into other vehicles.

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According to sources, the explosion occurred due to the impact of the collision, and the fire that emanated from the explosion razed the tanker, some vehicles alongside some people trapped in it.

However, emergency responders including officials of the Federal Roads Safety Corps had stormed the scene to salvage the situation and commence rescue operations.

 

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