Fuel truck fire kills 23 including students in Nigeria

0
(0)

Fuel truck fire kills 23 including students in Nigeria

Fuel truck fire kills 23 including students in NigeriaNigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari confirmed the death of 23 people who were killed after a truck carrying petrol overturned and caught fire on a busy road in Lokoja on Thursday.

The incident happened in Kogi’s capital.

“The death of 23 people as confirmed by the Federal Road Safety Commission, represents another disturbing and saddening incident in the litany of tragedies that have befallen our country.”

“I am seriously worried about the frequency of these unfortunate and large scale tragedies in the country which cause needless deaths,” President Buhari said.

Reports claimed that the tanker driver was coming from Okene and heading towards the northern part of the country when it had a brake failure on the Lokoja-Abuja highway.

It fell on a car carrying a family, crushing them to death before bursting into flames.

The fire affected several vehicles including a bus that was carrying students from the state polytechnic,

The students were reportedly killed after the bus skidded off the road and caught fire.

The Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello sent his condolences to the victims’ families.

He also offered his sympathies to the students at the polytechnic “over the death of some of their colleagues”.

“It is very sad to learn of the tragic loss of lives, many vehicles, property and other valuables in the petrol tanker fire,” Bello said.

Traffic accidents are common in Nigeria, where roads are ill-maintained and safety standards poor.

The post Fuel truck fire kills 23 including students in Nigeria appeared first on .

How useful was this post?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.


About Author
South Africa News
Get breaking South Africa news, south africa news today, latest south african news today, what is happening in south africa, latest news south africa, headlines today breaking news, daily news south africa, current situation in south africa

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.