Kogi State Polytechnic students, some Primary School pupils and others have been confirmed dead after a petrol tanker exploded Wednesday morning in Lokoja, the capital of Kogi State.
The accident occurred at Felele area.
According to witnesses, the incident occurred around 8:00 a.m. when the tanker lost control and rammed into oncoming vehicles.
Our correspondent gathered that at least ten people died which include Kogi State Polytechnic students and some Primary School pupils.
Naijaparry News learnt that emergency responders failed to attend to the fire for over one hour.
Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello in a statement by his spokesperson Onogwu Muhammed commiserated with the bereaved families.
“It is very sad to learn of the tragic loss of lives, many vehicles, property and other valuables in the petrol tanker fire,” he said.
He also urged students of the polytechnic to maintain peace.