Over 20 Feared Killed In Kogi Tanker Explosion
About 20 persons were said to have been burnt to death when a tanker with full load of petrol lost control due to brake failure, rammed into other vehicles on the bridge of Maboro River and exploded in Ankpa, Ankpa local government area of Kogi State.
The incident happens barely three weeks after armed robbers invaded some commercial banks and attacking the divisional police headquarters in the same Ankpa town, which left many dead.
An eyewitness said the incident happened around 3.30pm on Wednesday.
According to him, the number of casualties could be ascertained, adding that some were burnt beyond recognition as human body parts and burnt cars litter the area.
“Nobody knows the number of dead people now. Many people were in the River doing one thing or the other when the tanker lost control, rammed into vehicles and exploded on the bridge. It’s horrible, the goriest scene I have seen in my life,” said Usman Ahmed a resident of Ankpa.