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The Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC), Kogi State Command, has confirmed the death of 23 persons in a tanker explosion which occurred in Felele area of Lokoja, Kogi state.

it was reported how the inferno started after a petrol tanker rammed into oncoming vehicles around 8 am on Wednesday.

Asides the lives that were lost, a school bus, cars, tricycles, and motorcycles were destroyed, the FRSC sector commander in Lokoja, Idris Fika said.

Mr Fika said a total of 23 corpses, including 10 adult males, six female adults, three female and four male children were evacuated from the scene.

According to him, the deceased have been deposited in the morgue at the Kogi State Specialist Hospital, Lokoja for their relatives to recover them for burial.

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