District Dino Melaye expressed his
condolences to the families of victims of
the Friday petrol tanker accident in Felele
area of Lokoja Local Government Area of
NAN reports that the Federal Road Safety Corps
( FRSC) on Saturday said the death toll in the
petrol tanker accident, had risen to 13.
In a statement issued by Melaye, he
commiserated with the people of the area over
According to him, the accident would have been
an avoided if the dualisation and expansion of
the Abuja to Lokoja Expressway had been
completed on schedule.
“Our prayers are with the victims and I pray for
the repose of the souls of the departed ones and
the fortitude for their families to bear the
irreparable loss while I also wish the injured ones
quick recovery and return to their normal
“I hope concerned authorities will do the needful
by putting the bad portions of the busy road in
shape and complete the ongoing expansion and
dualisation works on time in order to avoid a
repeat of the tragedy.
“As as lawmaker, I will continue to attract
development to my constituency and draw the
attention of the executive arm of government at all
levels to the plight of my constituents at all
times,” Melaye said.
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.