No fewer than 3 people died when a diesel tanker went up in flames in Kogi on Monday night.
Two other people also sustained varying degrees of burn-related injuries.
According to Corps Commander Stephen Dawulung, Kogi Sector of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the ill-fated tanker exploded when it clashed into a parked vehicle.
He added that the incident which occurred at Felele quarters on the Lokoja-Kabba, was largely due to the driver’s recklessness.
“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.
He urged drivers of articulated vehicles to be careful and instructed his men to make sure families of the deceased and the hospitalised are alerted.