Many people have lost their lives in a petrol tanker explosion in Felele area of Lokoja, Kogi State on Wednesday morning.

The petrol tanker at about 8.30am, according to an eye witness account, rammed other vehicles and exploded as other incoming vehicles rammed it.

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Already, men of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and firefighters are on hand to control the situation.

According to a RayPower reporter, a Channels TV reporter was beaten up and his camera danaged while trying to cover the incident.

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“The area is tensed, so I had to hide my camera and report the incident from a very far distance,” he said.