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At least 25 Persons were Burnt to Death after Fuel Tanker Explosion in Lokoja (Photos)

At least 25 people have been killed and many others injured following a tanker explosion on Wednesday morning at the Felele axis of Lokoja the Kogi State capital.

A primary school pupil and students are reported to be among the dead.
The crash happened on Wednesday morning on a major highway in Lokoja when the driver lost control of the tanker after the brakes failed, local police said.
These type of incidents are common on Nigerian roads,
Lokoja police spokesman Willy Aya said that several victims were burnt beyond recognition.
Many of them were pedestrians, including the students who were crossing the road to go to college,
Others who died included a group who were killed inside their car, he said.
Footage of the aftermath shared on social media shows a huge plume of black smoke rising into the air at the site of the crash.

Eyewitnesses however say over 50 people may have been killed in the blaze, including some residents who were waiting to board commercial vehicles by the roadside.

As at the time of this report, there is tension around the area, after law enforcement officials left the scene, with students of nearby Kogi Polytechnic protesting the frequent road accidents in the area.

Many persons including primary school students burnt to death in a petrol tanker explosion in Kogi (graphic)
Many persons including primary school students burnt to death in a petrol tanker explosion in Kogi (graphic)
Many persons including primary school students burnt to death in a petrol tanker explosion in Kogi (graphic)
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