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Kogi: Shops, Properties Destroyed as Tanker Explodes in Lokoja

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Kogi: Shops and Properties Destroyed as Tanker Explodes in Lokoja

By Isah Ojo, Lokoja

Several shops were burnt and properties worth millions of naira turned into arches after a fuel tank vehicle exploded along Ganaja-Anyibga road this evening in Lokoja, Kogi State while trying to transfer fuel from its reservoir to another fuel tankers reservoir.

According to an eye witness, Comr Gobina Abdullahi, the heavy-duty vehicle has been packed since yesterday evening at the scene of the incident after it was noticed that a section of it was leaking.

Kogi: Shops and Properties Destroyed as Tanker Explodes in Lokoja
Kogi: Shops and Properties Destroyed as Tanker Explodes in Lokoja

According to him, “The tanker fell last night, but had a little leakage which drew the attention of some people who started scooping the fuel from the ground”

He further said that “The tanker exploded today while trying to transfer the fuel to another tank although there were no casualty but many shops burnt down”.

At  the time of this report, the flame is still increasing due to the non-availability of fire officers.

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