UPDATED: Scores killed in Kogi fuel tanker explosion

UPDATED: Scores killed in Kogi fuel tanker explosion

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A fuel tanker explosion in Lokoja, Kogi State Capital left scores of unidentified persons dead and injured others on Wednesday morning.

A MAN RUNNING FROM A SCENE OF TANKER EXPLOSION. FILE: BBC

The tragedy occurred after the petrol tanker rammed other vehicles at Felele in Lokoja and exploded as other incoming vehicles ripping through the blaze at about 8.30 according to witnesses.

Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and firefighters have been reported to have arrive the scene to respond to the emergency.

TheNewspad.com reports that Commuters and Pedestrians around the area have rung alarm bells over convulsed traffic situation in the area is being condoned off by a combined team of security personnel.

A petrol tanker conveying petrol allegedly had break failure and lost control a few metres to the gate of the state polytechnic when the tragedy occurred.

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