– A tanker explosion has caused the death of not less than five persons in Kogi state on Monday, November 18
– The fire outbreak happened after a petrol tanker with a failed brake crashed into five vehicles along the Abuja-Lokoja highway
– The incident has led to protest among youths in the area, although the police command has not made any statement on the development
There has been a fire outbreak along the Abuja-Lokoja highway in Kogi which claimed the lives of about five persons on Monday, November 18.
This happened as a petrol tanker with a faulty brake around the Felele axis crashed into five vehicles at the NNPC Mega station in the area
The Nation reports that the development has triggered protest among young persons in the area, although the police command in the state has not released any report on the incident.
The Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA) said that the inferno was caused by the contact between a tanker conveying stolen petroleum product from a vandalized pipeline came in with an electric pole.
LASEMA said that the incident took place at the back of Honeyland School, Abesan Estate, Ipaja, adding that no causalities were recorded as residents in the area helped the state’s fire service to put out the flames.