A tanker explosion on Ibrahim Babangida Boulevard in Abeokuta, Ogun State has led to the death of three persons.
An eyewitness said the tanker fell and released its petrol content before it resulted in an inferno.
Five vehicles and one motorcycle were burnt as a result of the fire.
A number of people suffered varying degrees of injuries and have been taken to the hospital, the state’s Commissioner for Special Duties, Femi Ogunbanwo said.
“Incidents like this nature will always happen and we are always on top of it in the procurement of equipment and even fire tenders,” he said.
The state fire service, men of the civil defence, and other security operatives have since put the situation under control.