A petrol tanker went up in flames this afternoon at Onipepeye area, along Old Ife Road, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The fire spread rapidly and consumed three cars and one motorcycle. Two persons were reportedly burnt beyond recognition.
Eyewitnesses said some of those caught up in the fire were in a car near the scene and were trying to escape.
According to the account of another eye witness, the accident occurred as tanker lost control and fell while trying to overtake a taxi.
It was gathered that fire service arrived about 40 minutes after the fire started.