A tanker accident, which resulted in fire, has killed many people in Lokoja, Kogi State.

Among those burnt to death are school children, traders and pedestrians along Lokoja-Abuja Road.

The casualty figure was reported to be over 20 as the fire spread widely.

It was gathered that the driver of the tanker conveying petrol lost control as the truck rammed into a tricycle and oncoming vehicles before going up in flames.

Firefighters and emergency personnel are on the ground rescuing victims.

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