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Scores feared killed as petrol tanker explodes in Kogi (video)
Scores feared killed as petrol tanker explodes in Kogi (video)

Unknown number of casualties have been recorded with others left trapped after a tanker conveying fuel exploded along the Lokoja-Abuja Expressway area of Kogi State.

One vehicle and two other commercial buses were also burnt in the incident which happened directly in front of the Kogi Local Government Secretariat at about 7:00 am on Sunday morning, May 21, 2023.

It was learnt that the truck driver was conveying the fuel to a destination in the state when he lost control and rammed into other vehicles.

According to reports, the explosion occurred due to the impact of the collision. The fire that emanated from the explosion, razed the tanker, some vehicles alongside some people trapped in it.

However, emergency responders including officials of the Federal Roads Safety Corps had stormed the scene to salvage the situation and commence rescue operations.

Confirming the incident, the state Sector Commander, FRSC, Stephen Dawlung, said the crash had caused a backlog of traffic along the expressway.

He also noted that many victims were trapped in the crash.

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