Many, including pupils feared dead in Lokoja Black Wednesday accident

Several persons, including students of Kogi State Polytechnic and some primary school pupils, have been killed in a Black Wednesday accident in Lokoja, Kogi State after a petrol tanker exploded and caught fire at Felele area in traffic gridlock.

No fewer than 10 people have been confirmed dead after the petrol tanker caught fire after ramming into several vehicles in the traffic gridlock in the accident that happened in the early hours of Wednesday.

Over ten vehicles were burnt down while the road has been closed down temporarily. Already men of the Federal Road Safety Corps and firefighters were on hand to control the situation.