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Friday, December 2, 2022

Tanker Fire Burns Houses, Shops In Kogi State

By Princess Amodu

Reports from Lokoja the Kogi State Capital say several houses and shops have been razed following a petrol-laden tanker which caught fire on Sunday.

Eye witness said the Tanker was about negotiating a bend along Ganaja/Ajaokuta road in Lokoja, when it fell on its side, leading to the spillage of its content.

Residents reportedly took advantage of the spillage to flock the scene in order to scoop products.

One of the shop owners along the road is reportedly believed to have lite a cigarette which ignited the fire.

The incident led to the blockade of the road while frantic efforts were on by the fire fighters to put off the fire.

However, no life has been lost as at the time of filling this report.

Efforts to get to the public relations officer of the Kogi state police command, SP William Aya, proved abortive as several calls to his phone were no answered.

He has also not responded to a message sent to him for his comments over the incident.


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