Senator Dino Melaye condoles withfamilies of Kogi tankeraccident victims

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Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial

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

the accidents,

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.

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