From Elisha Olatunji, Lokoja
Residents of Lokoja metropolis woke up on Wednesday morning to the gory sight of a petrol tanker explosion which has killed a yet to be identified number of people including school children.
News Hub Mag! gathered that the Tanker accident occurred at the OANDO Filling Station in Felele area, an area notorious for such horrible incident.
News Hub Mag! reports that the accident which occurred at peak hour when school children were going to school killed not only school children, but also consumed parked vehicles, moving vehicles and passersbye.
Angered by the reoccurring lost of lives on the road, News Hub Mag! learnt that a mob moblised and attacked officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps who came for rescue operation at the scene as a way of venting their anger on what they termed ‘Government’s inability to stem the rising tide of avoidable deaths on the road’.
Efforts to confirm the number of deaths and injured proved abortive as officials of the FRSC and Police officers say they were yet to determine the actual figure of causalities and cause of accident.
When News Hub Mag! arrived the scene few minutes ago the gory sight included that of a mother with her two kids, four siblings of the same parents, five Keke Napep filled with children and other victims of the accident.