The tanker had brake failure alongside a serious street within the Ofu council space in Kogi state on Thursday night time when it collided with a automobile obstructing the freeway, inflicting a fireball, a police spokesman instructed The Related Press.
The automobile “crushed automobiles on the way in which” and all of the victims had been burnt to demise, mentioned William Ovye Aya with the Kogi police command.
Bisi Kazeem with Nigeria’s Federal Highway Security Corps mentioned different individuals had been injured within the crash.
The street has been cordoned off and street security staff are working to establish the victims, Kazeem mentioned.
Such crashes are so frequent alongside most main roads in Nigeria that the nation has launched new measures to curb their incidence. Greater than 10 individuals had been killed in Kogi in an identical crash in September.
Authorities in Kogi are investigating the newest crash, Kingsley Fanwo, the state commissioner for info, instructed the AP.