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There has been a ghastly accident in Lagos induced by a petrol tanker.

The petrol tanker went up in flames close to the Otedola Jubilee Estate on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

“A petrol tanker was attempting to overtake a further car and the petrol laden tank broke off from the back of the car or truck,” a witness instructed Premium Moments.

Numerous people today are feared killed in the incident with several autos burnt.

Legislation enforcement and hearth provider officers are at the scene.

The Lagos State visitors company, LASTMA, mentioned more than 20 vehicles were being burnt in the incident.

“A tanker which had split failure loaded with PMS caught fire on the Otedola Bridge INW Berger. The quantity of automobiles affected is 20+, Targeted visitors Condition is @ a stand nevertheless, all choice routes recommended ATM” the company mentioned on its Twitter manage.

The casualty figures from the accident are yet to be ascertained, the Lagos State Emergency Administration Agency has claimed.

Tiamiyu Adesina, the agency’s Common Supervisor, verified to Top quality Instances on Thursday night that there were being fatalities and some victims are currently being taken to the clinic.

The exact result in of the accident is still to be verified, he claimed.

Rasaki Musibau, Director of the Lagos Point out Hearth Providers, who is even now at the scene of the incident informed Premium Periods the tanker experienced petrol just before the accident.