10 burnt beyond recognition, petrol tanker, bus collide . Ten people were burnt beyond recognition while six others sustained serious injuries. When a petrol tanker went up in flames in Felele area of Lokoja onFriday.
The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Kogi State, Mr Segun Martins, said. Most of the victims were passengers travelling in an 18-
seater commercial bus. Also affected were one commercial tricycle operator. The driver and motor-boy of the fuel
He said the death toll might rise as some of those who sustained injuries were in critical situation. Martins said the dead and injured victims were moved to various hospitals in Lokoja. Eye witnesses said that the accident was due to a
head-on collision between the bus. Coming from Abuja and the tanker coming from the oppositedirection.
They said that the impact of the collision ignited the fire which spread to other vehicles. While the entire area was covered by smoke for many hours. Men of the state Fire Service Department, who
arrived the scene at about 2:20 pm, could not to really help due to lack of water in their vehicles.
The accident led to disruption in vehicular movement on the ever busy Okene -Lokoja Abuja
Road. But FRSC officials, police and sympathizers were seen trying to open the road. More photos below:
10 burnt beyond recognition, petrol tanker, bus collide