On Wednesday, September 23, a tanker laden with petroleum products exploded in the afelele area of Lokoja, along Lokoja-Abuja Highway Kogi state, leaving multiple casualties. Some of the victims of the explosion has been identified as a students of Kogi state polytechnic.
The deceased students are, Aina Sunday of the Department of Business Admistration, ND2 and Isah Ayuba, HND1, also Business Administration.
The fuel laden tanker belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) was said to have suffered brake failure, rammed into five cars, two motorcycles and three tricycles killing the occupants before bursting into flame.
Friends of the victims have taken to social media to mourn their demise. See reactions below;