8 Killed, 7 Sustain Injuries as fuel Tanker Crushes 3 cars, 4 tricycles in Lokoja

From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja

 

Eight persons on Monday morning lost their lives while seven others sustained degree of injuries as a trailer loaded with petrol and rammed into vehicles.

The ghastly auto crash which occurred at Felele community along Lokoja -Abuja highway involved  4 Tricycles, 2 motorcycles 3 Cars and a bus.

An eye witness account who identified himself as Moses Johnson  told our correspondent that the ghastly auto crash occurred around 8:45 am , adding that the trailer was coming from Lagos with petrol when it lost control as a result of brake failure, leading  to the killing of innocent citizens who left their houses in search of their daily bread.

Our correspondent who went to the scene of the accident saw the trailer burning while officers of the federal fire service drafted to Lokoja for the governorship election were making concerted effort to quench the fire that has taken over one lane of the highway.

The Federal Road Safety Corps were also on ground to evacuate  corpses and other victims of the accident that sustained injuries.

One of the road safety officials who declined to mention his name while speaking to Thisage, attributed the accident to brake failure suffered  by the white colour petrol laden tanker with registration number JEG141XA DAF, saying 17 people were involved in the accident

He noted that the victims have been taken to Federal Medical Central and  Specialist Hospital both in  Lokoja by the FRSC officials.