8 killed & many injured as NNPC tanker crashed into vehicles in Lokoja


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It was a black Monday for Lokoja residents as a petrol tanker crashed into many vehicles, tricycles, and motorcycles, killing 8 persons and injuring several others. Read details and see photos below!

Eight persons were killed on Monday morning with several others sustaining severe injuries as an NNPC petrol-laden tanker lost control and crashed into other vehicles, tricycles and motorcycles around Felele on Abuja/Lokoja highway, Kogi State.

The crash resulted in the contents of the tanker spilling out and exploding, burning vehicles, tricycles and some persons beyond recognition.


Six persons were burnt beyond recognition in the tanker explosion

Reports gathered by Naijauto said the tanker driver lost control due to brake failure.

An eyewitness said the fatal crash involved three cars, a bus, two motorcycles, and four tricycles, adding that most of the petrol stations around the scene of the crash were closed and that the fire service was there to control and prevent the fire from spreading out.

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The fatal crash involved three cars, a bus, two motorcycles, and four tricycles


Many people sustained various degrees of injuries from the explosion


The  fire service was on ground to stop the fire from spreading out

The FRSC officials were also at the scene. They took the dead bodies away, while others who sustained various degrees of injuries were rushed to Specialist Hospital and Federal Medical Center Lokoja.


Involved vehicles were totally destroyed

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Jane Osuagwu is an automotive writer at Naijauto.com. She's a car enthusiast who loves creating educative and informative topics on cars, ranging from maintenance tips to updates on the latest trend in the auto industry in concise and friendly writing. 

Jane is also a blogger and loves reading, inspiring people and getting involved in personal development projects.

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