Two injured as fuel-laden tanker explodes after being hit by a bus
At least two persons sustained severe injuries on Sunday morning, May 21, when a Toyota Hiace bus crashed into an Abuja-bound Petroleum Tanker in Kogi State.
It was gathered that the bus was heading to Lokoja from Abuja but lost control and rammed into the tanker on the other lane.
National Daily reports that the moment the bus hit the tanker, which was laden with petrol, it went into flame burning furiously along the Lokoja-Abuja highway.
Stephen Dawulung, Kogi FRSC Sector Commander, who confirmed the incident, said that there was no death but the injured were rushed to Ideal Hospital Koton Karfe for medical attention.
Dawulung blamed the accident on the recklessness of the bus driver said to be on high speed.
“The Toyota Hiace Bus had summersaulted, crossed the road and hit an Abuja-bound DAF Tanker loaded with PMS.