At least two cars were burnt when a fully loaded peteol tanker exploded around NTA junction, along Gate-Tatal Garden road, in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Thursday evening.
The cause of the explosion is still unknown but it was gathered that the petrol tanker went up in flames around 8:30pm.
As at the time of filing this report, no causality has been reported but the whole area was engulfed in dark smoke. Also, a high tension wire belonging to the electricity distribution company was seen on the road.
Confirming the incident, the Director of Operations, Oyo State Fire Service, Mr Ismail Adeleke said: “The content was spilt on the road and fire followed. Two cars were also burnt but we thank God no life was lost”