Black wednesday in Kogi as over 30 people are burnt to death in a tanker explosion.


Kogi state is experiencing another tragic incident this Wednesday in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, as over 30 persons were burnt alive when a tanker collided with a tricycle.

The incident which happened at about 9am on Wednesday also saw a family of six burnt to ashes in a Toyota Sienna bus.

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The incident which saw victims helpless as they burnt beyond recognition, occurred along the ever busy Lokoja/ Okene/ Abuja road.

Also, among the casualties, were Kogi State Polytechnic students, school bus conveying primary and secondary school students, residents and passersby.

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Eyewitness account revealed that the petrol tanker which was coming from the Okene while making its way to the northern part of the country had a failed break which led to the accident.

according to a story monitored on DAILY POST, it was gathered that more than 10 vehicles were burnt to ashes at the scene of the incident.

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As at the time of filing this report, the personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, the Police were seen evacuating dead bodies to the morgues.

kogi state, tis year has had its fair share of tragic incident this year.

first over 15 police officers were murderd in cold blood at a police station

Also, in 2019, more than 25 persons lost their lives at the same spot.

More to follow

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