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“This Is Most Horrible” – Many Reportedly Burnt To Death In Kogi Tanker Accident



More than 20 persons were reportedly burnt to death when a petrol-laden tanker lost control and fell on a bridge at Maboro river in Ankpa local government area of Kogi state on Wednesday, September 28.

An eyewitness, according to a report, said the incident happened around 3.30pm.

A resident of Ankpa identified as Usman Ahmed said the exact number of casualties had not been ascertained as many people were in the river when the tanker lost control, fell and exploded on the bridge. “It’s horrible.

The most gory scene I have seen in my life,” Ahmed was quoted as saying. Another resident noted that the accident was the second major disaster in Ankpa within one month. “This one is the most horrible.

Over twenty persons were burnt to death, some beyond recognition,” the unnamed resident said. FRSC confirms incident Meanwhile, Kogi state’s FRSC Sector Commander, Stephen Dawulung, confirmed the incident, saying the casualty could not be ascertained.

“‘My boys are there, putting the pieces together. We don’t know the number of dead yet. A tanker, two buses and two motorcycles were involved”, he said.

Tragedy strikes in Lagos as seven passengers burnt alive near. Third Mainland Bridge In another related development, a terrible accident occurred in Lagos state, on Sunday, September 25. This is as a commercial bus caught fire, killing seven passengers while others were injured, in a Mazda bus with registration number KJA 699 GY.

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The sad incident happened at the popular Iyana Oworo near the Third Mainland Bridge. According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), it was discovered on arrival at the scene that a commercial bus with 14 passengers was on fire.

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