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10 Die In Tanker Fire in Lokoja

Some 10 persons were suspected killed when a tanker ran into vehicles, exploded and caught fire in Lokoja, Kogi State, North Central Nigeria, on Wednesday.

The incident occurred in Felele along Lokoja-Abuja highway close to the GT Plaza where interstate commercial buses park.

The incident occurred at 8:30a.m and the victims included school children and students of Kogi State Polytechnic, witnesses said.

More than 10 vehicles were also affected by the explosion as they ran into the inferno.
Officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) temporarily shut the road in an attempts to control the situation.

Fire fighters arrived at the scene of the incident and tried to extinguish the fire.
Meanwhile, the state Governor, Mr Yahaya Bello, has appealed to students of the polytechnic for calm and avoid taking matters into their hand by demonstrating.

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Aliyu Dahiru

Aliyu Dahiru is an assistant editor and head of extremism and radicalization desks at HumAngle. He is a fact-checker and has a passion for analyzing jihadism in Africa and telling the stories of those affected by conflict and insecurity. Tweets: @Aliyussufiy

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