Three persons lost their lives while two others were rescued with burns on Monday evening in an explosion of diesel tanker in Kogi.
Corps Commander Stephen Dawulung of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kogi, who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja, said it occurred at Felele quarters on the Lokoja-Kabba road around 8.17 p.m. of Monday.
Mr Dawulung said the ill-fated tanker conveying flammable material (diesel) burst into flames after a crash which resulted in the death of three persons.
“The fire of the crashed tanker resulted in the burning of two other trailers (articulated vehicles) and a Dyna pickup van on the road.
“Three persons were burnt to death while two other victims were rescued with burns and rushed to Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja for medical attention and the corpse deposited at the mortuary,” the sector commander said.