KOGI: Petrol Tanker Explosion Claims Several Lives

In Kogi State, on Wednesday morning a petrol tanker exploded after colliding with a tricycle which claimed the lives of many including a school bus which was conveying primary and secondary students.

According to reports, at least 30 are reported to be dead. Not excluded from the explosion include polytechnic students, passersby e.t.c.

The Petrol Tanker was said to be coming from Okene heading towards the northern part of the country when it lost break.

Reacting to the incident, the Governor of the State, Yahaya Bello said:

“Governor Bello is very sad to learn of the tragic loss of lives, many vehicles, property and other valuables in the petrol tanker fire while expressing his deepest condolences to the family of those affected by the ugly occurrence,”

“He said this is sadly the greatest tragedies the state has witnessed in recent times while describing the unfortunate accident as a sad development and shares the feeling of those who lost their loves ones in this incident.

“The Governor also urged the students of Kogi State Polytechnic to remain calm and peaceful, stating that he equally shared in their grieving moment over the death of some of their colleagues in the disaster.”

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