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[UPDATED]: Fuel Tanker Explosion Kills Eight In Kogi

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No fewer than eight persons have been confirmed dead in a tanker crash around the Felele axis, along the Abuja-Lokoja highway on Monday.

The ghastly crash involving three cars, four tricycles, two motorcycles and a bus, resulted in angry youths taken over the expressway in protest.

An eye witness who identified himself as Moses Johnson told odunews.com that the crash occurred around 8.45am, said that the driver of the trailer which was coming from the Lagos end of the highway lost control as a result of brake failure, leading to the death of innocent citizens who left their houses in search of their daily bread.

Personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) were also seen on the ground, as they evacuated the victims, included the injured, and made to curtail the situation.

One of the FRSC officials who declined to mention his name, attributed the accident to brake failure by the white coloured petrol tanker marked JEG141XA DAF, saying 17 people were involved in the accident

He said that the victims have been taken to Federal Medical Central and the Specialist Hospital both in Lokoja by FRSC.

 

 

Adelowo Adegboyega
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