Petrol tanker explodes in Lokoja, kills many
Lokoja Residents In Tears as petrol tanker exploded at Felele area of Lokoja, Kogi State Capital leaving many dead.
This happened in the early hours of today, September 23rd, 2020.
According to witnesses, the incident occurred around 8:00 a.m. when the tanker lost control and rammed into oncoming vehicles.
Those reportedly affected include Kogi State Polytechnic students and some Primary School pupils.
According to reports for more than one hour, no fire service within the state capital responded to the emergency.
Imaea from the explosion
The Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello, in reaction to the incident 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.”
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.
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