Several people have been feared dead in an explosion fire from a petrol tanker which crashed in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital.
Several others were injured in the crash at Felele axis of the Abuja-Lokoja highway.
The petrol tanker, coming from Lagos, developed brake failure. After its driver lost control of it, it then crashed into several vehicles including three cars, four tricycles, two motorcycles and a bus.
The tanker, which exploded and burst into fire, set the vehicles ablaze.
Fire fighters made frantic efforts to contain the fire from spreading to the other fueling stations in the area.