About 20 people were burt to dealth after a tanker full of Fuel lost control due to brake failure and collided with another vehicle on the Mabolo river bridge in Ampa, Kogi state.
According to eyewitness the incident happened around 3.30pm on Wednesday and the number of casualties could not 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.
The Sector Commander, Kogi State Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Commander Stephen Dawulung, confirmed the incident, saying the number of casualties cannot be ascertained for now. “‘My officers are there, putting the pieces together. We don’t know the number of dead yet. A tanker, one bus and three cars, three motorcycles were involved,” he added.
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