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It was a saddaned Wednesday today at the Kogi sate capital city; Lokoja as a primary school pupil and nine other people after a petrol tanker exploded at Felele area of Lokoja.
It was gathered that the tanker lost control and rammed into oncoming vehicles before going up in flames around 8am.Some of the victims are Kogi State Polytechnic students.
Reports have it that emergency responses failed to attend to the fire for over one hour.
Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello in a statement by his spokesperson Onogwu Muhammed commiserated with the bereaved families.
“It is very sad to learn of the tragic loss of lives, many vehicles, property and other valuables in the petrol tanker fire,” he said.
He also urged students of the polytechnic to maintain peace.
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