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The Federal Road Safety Corps ( FRSC) on
Saturday said the death toll in the Friday
petrol tanker accident in Felele area of
Lokoja, has risen to 13.
The state FRSC Sector Commander , Mr
Olusegun Martins told newsmen in Lokoja that
three other victims died Friday night.
He said that a staff of the Kogi state
Polytechnic , Lokoja was one of them.
He said the relations of dead victims have
started identifying them but said that six of
them were burnt beyond recognition.
According to him, eight other injured victims of
the accident are still receiving treatment at the
intensive care units of the Federal Medical
Centre and the State Specialist Hospital, Lokoja.
He said that investigation into the cause of the
accident was underway.
NAN reports that 10 people lost their live
instantly in the accident which occurred at
about 1:45 pm on Friday, at Felele area of
The accident occurred as a result of a head-on
collision involving a bus and tanker laden with
33,000 litres of petrol.
Eyewitnesses said that the collision ignited a
fire which engulfed the two vehicles and a
Most of the victims were occupants of the 18-
seater bus believed to be owned by Delta Line.
The bus was coming from the Abuja end of the
road while the tanker was coming from the