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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Many feared dead in Kogi tanker explosion

Several people, including school children, were on Wednesday morning killed as a petrol tanker exploded in Felele, along the Lokoja-Abuja highway.

The victims of the tanker explosion, which occured around 8.30am, close to the GT plaza included school children and students of the nearby Kogi State Polytechnic (KSP).

It was gathered the tanker ran into another vehicle and exploded on impact, close to the GT Plaza, a fast food outlet which also serves as park for interstate private commercial vehicles.

The situation was worsened as other oncoming vehicles ran into the inferno.

School children were also affected as over ten vehicles got burnt.

Officials of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) were to temporarily shut the road to avoid serious further damage.

Men of the Federal Road Safety Corps and fire fighters were on hand to control the situation.

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