7 children burn to death in Kogi Fuel explosion
7 children burn to death in Kogi Fuel explosion who died in a fuel tanker fire accident which occurred at Felele area of Lokoja, Kogi state
The explosion claimed the lives of 23 people, including seven school children who also died in the horrible fuel tanker fire accident which occurred at Felele area of Lokoja, Kog
This is confirmed by the state Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Idris Ali, earlier today in a new statement
He confirmed this in Lokoja, where he said that the seven school children comprised four male students and three female students, NAN reports.
The commander, Mr Ali said that three of the children were females while the remaining four were burnt beyond recognition by the explosion
He also confirmed that five of the dead victims were students and staff of the Kogi State Polytechnic which is located few metres away from the scene of the incident.
According to the commander, 24 people were involved in the accident which occurred in the road around the early hours of today
Mr Ali also confirmed that only one female child survived with a minor injury as a result of the horrible fuel tank explosion
The commander then went on to say that 10 vehicles, including five cars, three tricycles and two motorcycles were also burnt in the explosion
He said that the corpses had been moved successfully to the Kogi State Specialist Hospital, Lokoja, where the only survivor was also receiving treatment.
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