The Federal Highway Security Corps, FRSC, Kogi State Command, has confirmed the loss of life of twenty-three (23) individuals in a tanker explosion that occurred within the early hours of Wednesday alongside Felele – Nataco axis of Abuja – Lokoja street.
DAILY POST stories that the accident concerned a tanker loaded with petroleum product, a faculty bus, automobiles, tricycles and bikes.
Confirming the incident on Wednesday afternoon, the Kogi State Sector Commander of the Federal Highway Security Corps, Mr Idris Ali gave the figures of the victims to incorporate ten grownup male, six feminine grownup, three feminine kids and 4 different kids burnt past recognition.
Mr Ali, nevertheless, mentioned one youngster escaped loss of life with damage.
The Sector Commander mentioned ten autos together with 5 automobiles, one taker, three tricycles and two bikes had been concerned within the accident.
He added that eleven of the corpses have already been claimed by their family members whereas the remaining have been deposited within the morgue on the Kogi State Specialist hospital, Lokoja.
An eyewitness account mentioned the tanker failed break at GT Plaza at Felele and rammed into the autos in its entrance inflicting the deadly accident.
A complete household of six who had been caught within the inferno all died earlier than assist might come their manner.
Our reporter gathered that sympathizers watched helplessly as no hearth combating autos from the state or federal hearth companies got here to the scene to place off the fireplace.
In the meantime, the Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has expressed shock over the unlucky deadly tanker explosion which occurred within the early hours of Wednesday 23, September, across the Felele space of Lokoja metropolis.
In an announcement by Onogwu Muhammed, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, the Governor may be very unhappy to study of the tragic lack of lives within the petrol tanker explosion.
Governor Bello within the assertion expressed his deepest condolences to the household of these affected by the ugly incidence.
He mentioned, “that is sadly the best tragedies the state has witnessed in latest instances. The unlucky accident is a tragic improvement. I share the sensation of those that misplaced their family members on this incident”.
The Governor additionally urged the scholars of Kogi State Polytechnic to stay calm and peaceable, stating that he equally shared of their grieving second over the loss of life of a few of their colleagues within the catastrophe”.