Many are feared to have lost their lives after a petrol-laden tanker exploded in Felele area of Lokoja Kogi state, in the early hours of Wednesday, September 23rd.
According to eye witnesses, the tanker exploded around 8:00 a.m., when the driver lost control of the tanker and rammed into a coming vehicle.
Lokoja, the capital of Kogi State, within the early hours of September 23rd, 2020.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed not less than 23 casualties, including a family of six, adding that eleven bodies have been claimed by relatives, while others are in the Kogi State Specialist morgue.
It was learnt that for over one hour after incident, the state fire service were yet to go to the scene.
However, The governor of Kogi state sent his condolence to the victims of the unfortunate incident in a statement that was signed by the state spokesman.
Recall that in May an identical incident occurred in Lagos after a petrol-laden tanker exploded while maneuvering the roundabout under the bridge one evening. The tanker fell on its side and exploded just ahead of a fuel station.