28.06.2022 Featured Fuel Tanker Explosion Kills 3 Along Lokoja-Abuja Road

Published 28th Jun, 2022

By Basit Jamiu

Stephen Dawulung, commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kogi State has confirmed a tragic fuel explosion that ignited panic and terror in the minds of residents on Monday night.

Burning Tanker

The explosion, which occurred at 8:17 pm opposite Living Faith Church, Felele, killed three people and injured two others.

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The remains of the three persons killed were still seen on Tuesday morning before they were deposited at the mortuary of the Federal Medical Center (FMC) in Lokoja. Passengers who sustained injuries were also taken to the hospital.

“The crash was as a result of dangerous driving by the driver, who suddenly lost control. The tanker was totally burnt. The Dyna Pick Up Van that was parked by the roadside and two other vehicles were also affected by the fire,” Daily Trust quoted Dawulung to have said.

READ ALSO: Five Killed as Gas Tanker Rams into Ibadan Market after Break Failure

“Traffic was at a stand still due to the magnitude of the fire until the fire subsidized and the operatives of the FRSC conducted traffic control to clear the holdup that had built up.”

Published 28th Jun, 2022

By Basit Jamiu


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