At least 23 killed in Lokoja tanker explosion

By AdvocateNews on 23/09/2020

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,453


At least 23 persons have been confirmed dead and many others injured following a tanker explosion on Wednesday morning at the Felele axis of Lokoja the Kogi State capital.

Over five vehicles were completely burnt in the road crash and eyewitnesses say some of the victims include students of Kogi Polytechnic.

Confirming the casualty figure to Channels Television, the sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kogi State, Idris Fika says at least 23 bodies have been pulled from the wreckage.

The accident At least 23 persons have been confirmed dead and many others injured following a tanker explosion on Wednesday morning at the Felele axis of Lokoja the Kogi State capital.

Over five vehicles were completely burnt in the road crash and eyewitnesses say some of the victims include students of Kogi Polytechnic.

Confirming the casualty figure to Channels Television, the sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kogi State, Idris Fika says at least 23 bodies have been pulled from the wreckage.

The accident occurred after a truck laden with Premium Motor Spirit lost control following a brake failure and rammed into five other oncoming vehicles. after a truck laden with Premium Motor Spirit lost control following a brake failure and rammed into five other oncoming vehicles.

Eyewitnesses however say over 50 people may have been killed in the blaze, including some residents who were waiting to board commercial vehicles by the roadside.

As at the time of this report, there is tension around the area, after law enforcement officials left the scene, with students of nearby Kogi Polytechnic protesting the frequent road accidents in the area.

Reacting to the explosion, the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, expressed shock and sorrow.

In the statement signed by his spokesperson, Onogwu Muhammed, the governor expressed his condolence to the families of those affected by the occurrence.

“It is very sad to learn of the tragic loss of lives, many vehicles, property and other valuables in the petrol tanker fire,” he said.

The governor, however, urged the students of Kogi State Polytechnic to remain calm and peaceful, stating that he shared in their grieving moment over the death of some of their colleagues in the disaster.

Posted 23/09/2020 3:06:31 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Gunmen attack Black Maria in Court premises, free...

Court sacks 20 Cross River lawmakers over defection...

Kogi: 76,575 voters to participate in Dec. 5...

Man rapes biological mother; strangles her to death...

Gunmen kidnap Prof Osadolor Odia, demand N18m ransom...

Enugu Court jails seven Yahoo boys over cybercrime...

PDP congratulates Obasanjo at 81

Buhari snubs Magu, gets Senate confirmation for 207...

Hope Uzodima arrested, detained in India

PDP mocks APC over new National Chairman, Adamu...

IPOB members attack DSS patrol team, kill two...

Enugu govt awards additional NI.I70bn road contracts

 

Latest News Peter Obi: Igbo should be president — Falae BREAKING: Obi beats Tinubu, Atiku by 51% votes in new poll ahead 2023   Peter Obi: Arrest, prosecute Mahdi Shehu, Ohanaeze tells FG 2023: Obasanjo may support Peter Obi Edeoga: Can a pact breaker keep campaign promises? Over 13,000 APC members defect to PDP in Kaduna Umahi denies ordering police to teargas, attack Peter Obi’s supporters in Ebonyi 2023: North will vote massively for Peter Obi — Prophet El-Buba Senator Ubah: How I narrowly escaped assassins’ bullets Some people are after my life – Peter Obi, LP presidential candidate, alleges Abba Kyari denies ownership of 14 assets, mall, estate, others, demands evidence from NDLEA Thugs attack Labour Party meeting in Enugu

 

Most Read ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (466,615 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (466,614 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (466,612 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (466,611 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (466,611 views) I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (466,611 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (466,610 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (466,609 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (466,608 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (458,279 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (393,570 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (392,080 views)

 

 

SECTIONS FAITH (159) EDITORIAL (25) NEWS (9,920) POLITICS (524) SOCIETY (135) SPORTS (67) BUSINESS (381) HEALTH (63) EDUCATION (53) ENTERTAINMENT (65) INTERNATIONAL (232) TECHNOLOGY (8) COLUMNISTS (57) LETTERS (4) OPINION (47)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.