Our correspondent who visited the scene reports that the fire service, which arrived the scene at about 2:20pm, to salvage the situation only worked for few minutes as it ran out of water.
Our reporter counted 18 unidentified bodies burnt beyond recognition, while about 10 cars parked by the roadside were equally consumed in the inferno.
Sympathisers watching helplessly expressed shock and blamed the accident on the poor nature of the road.
An eyewitness, Bawasa Ibrahim, said two tricycle riders popularly called Keke Napep, were equally burnt in the accident.
Ibrahim said, “The tanker and the 18-seater bus were trying to overtake each other. But unfortunately, the tanker lost balance and it fell on the bus. We have been complaining to the government to fix this road. Now you can see how many lives that have been lost. No fewer than 25 burnt bodies can be seen here.”
Another eyewitness, Haruna Sadiq, who sympathised with families of the victims, said people in the area called the fire service for more 20 minutes but that they claimed there was no fuel in their vehicle.
“I am really disappointed with our firemen. We have been calling them that people were dying here, but all we could hear was that they didn’t have fuel. What a shame,” he said.
He, however, appealed to the government to do the needful, stating that a similar accident happened on the same spot where lives were also lost.
The sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Kogi State Command, Mr. Segun Martin, who confirmed the accident, however put the causality figure at 10 as of the time of filling this report because the fire was still raging. He added that a tanker, truck and a tricycle were involved in the accident. PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> How I Made Me =N=2.5 MILLION In 7 Days from 2 Common Product I Imported and how you can do the same. Click HERE FOR FREE Details right now Warning To Men: This 3 Foods Is Killing Your Erection. Click Here To Know Them Secret Fruits that increased my Manhood and makes me last 55 minutes+ all time - Click here to get it Warning: Got Arthritis? 3 Simple Ways To Get Cured And Be Permanently Free From Joint Pains. Click Here To See Them REVEALED!! Reduce Your Blood Sugar Level And Reverse Diabetics Within A Short Period Of Time. Click Here To See How MIDNIGHT,Pressed Mr Kilanko Suddenly Couldn't Urinate. Shrink your Enlarged Prostrate Here! Click Here Now