Nigeria ... a video of a truck carrying fuel overturning, killing 23

2020-09-24 | Since 4 Week

On Wednesday, 23 people were killed in central Nigeria in a fire caused by a tanker truck loaded with fuel overturning on a busy road, President Muhammadu Buhari said.
Bukhari said in a statement that "the killing of 23 people is a disturbing and sad new incident in the series of tragedies that hit our country."

He added, "I am very concerned because these large-scale tragedies are being repeated in our country and cause unnecessary deaths."

The authorities announced that preliminary investigations showed that the truck's brakes had failed and that its driver lost control of it, which led to its overturning and setting fire to it, and cars and a bus for transporting students were passing by.

 

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The accident occurred on a highway in Lukuga, the capital of Kogi state, and at least nine charred bodies were seen, according to "AFP."

And local media indicated that among the dead were students and passers-by.

Nigeria, which is the largest oil producer in Africa, regularly witnesses similar traffic accidents, often caused by dangerous roads and a lack of maintenance.

In one of the similar tragic incidents, at least 45 people were killed and more than 100 others injured in a tank truck fire in the state of Benue that occurred in July 2018.



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