BREAKING: Three killed after petrol tanker explosion in Kogi


Three people have been killed following a petrol laden tanker explosion in the Felele area, Lokoja, the Kogi State capital. An eyewitness said that the accident occurred on Monday morning after the brake of the trailer failed and the driver lost control. The tanker then rammed into a motorcycle resulting in multiple accidents and eventual explosion of the fuel-laden tanker.

A passenger bus and motorcycle was also involved in the accident. The tricycle rider was burnt beyond recognition in the inferno. The Federal Fire Service sent to cover the Kogi election later came to the scene to put out the fire.

Those who sustain injuries from the accident were later rushed to the hospital.


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