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23 Sep 2020 | 01:04 PM UTC

Nigeria: Reports of fatalities following fuel tanker explosion in Kogi state September 23

Nigeria News Alert

Reports of multiple fatalities after fuel tanker explodes in Lokoja (Kogi state) on September 23; avoid the vicinity of the incident

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/23/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/24/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Kogi state, Lokoja

Event

An unconfirmed number of people are reported to have been killed after a fuel tanker exploded in the Felele area of Lokoja (Kogi state) in the early hours of Wednesday, September 23. Some media reports indicate that at least 30 people have been killed in the incident, although no casualty figures have been confirmed. The cause of the explosion has not been confirmed but it caused a large fire in the area. Response operations and investigations into the incident are underway.

Residual disruptions to transport are expected in the vicinity of the incident over the near term.

Advice

Those in Kogi state are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the vicinity of the incident in the near term, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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