Many feared dead in Kogi as tanker explodes in Lokoja [Photos]

by Udeh Isaac

A petrol tanker exploded Wednesday morning in Lokoja, the capital of Kogi State.

The accident occurred along Felele – Nataco axis of Abuja – Lokoja road.

Five cars, one tanker, three tricycles and two motorcycles were involved in the mishap.

Some Kogi State Polytechnic students and Primary School pupils were burned.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed 23 casualties.

A family of six was consumed.

Eleven bodies have been claimed by relatives, while the rest are in Kogi State Specialist morgue.

Kogi State Government has expressed sadness and commiserated with those who knew the victims.

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