23 Killed In Lokoja Tanker Accident

A road crash involving a petrol tanker on the Lokoja-Abuja highway has claimed 23 lives including five students of the Kogi State Polytechnic and three children on their way to school.

Occupants of five cars, three tricycles and two motorcycles were killed instantly in the crash believed to have been caused by brake failure.

Men of the Federal Road Safety Corps, who arrived around 10 am came with an ambulance from Rescue/Rehabilitation team to evacuate the corpses while residents made frantic efforts to identify them.

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A statement issued by the chief press secretary – Onogwu Mohammed – to Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, said,”Governor Bello is very sad to learn of the tragic loss of lives, many vehicles, property and other valuables in the petrol tanker fire while expressing his deepest condolences to the families of those affected by the ugly occurrence.”

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