At least three people have been killed when a fuel tanker exploded at the Amoke village of Apa Local Government Area in Benue State.

The incident occurred on Monday morningwhen the vehicle conveying petroleum product went up in flame in the area.

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An eyewitness, Godfrey Idede told DAILY POST that the number of casualties could not be ascertained yet.

He revealed that the incident led to panic in the area as economic activities came to an abrupt halt.

However, the Corps Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Benue State, Yakubu Mohammed, while confirming the incident to journalists, said only three persons were killed.

Mohammed who attributed the unfortunate incident to brakes failure said aside from the three victims, no other person sustained injury.

He stated that the fire was put out after some hours, noting that there was no fire service station close to the scene of the incident.

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