A petrol tanker has exploded in the Sari Iganmu area of Lagos State, South-West Nigeria.
Many persons reportedly lost their lives after the incident.
DopeReporters gathered that the explosion happened on Thursday evening.
Emergency responders arrived at the scene to put out the fire. Videos online showed the fire raging.
Officials of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Services were at the scene to combat the fire.
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority in a post on X said, “A tanker has gone up in flames just before Iganmu bridge from Sifax. LASTMA has already alerted the @LagosRescue. Our officers at the scene are doing their best to
best to handle the situation. Motorists moving towards the location are advised to avoid the location and reroute their journey for safety,” the agency said via @followlastma.
Eyewitnesses said the container was coming from Apapa. The container climbed the bridge leading to Orile, it could not climb the bridge and fell off at the tail end of the bridge. It then collided with a fuel tanker, which burst into flames.
It was gathered that about 10 vehicles were trapped with their occupants.