A fully loaded petrol tanker on Friday afternoon exploded at Iyaganku area of Ibadan.
The cause of the explosion could not be ascertained, but the incident caused heavy traffic around the Iyaganku, Dugbe, Ring Road and Oke Ado axis of the city.
It was gathered that several shops, especially those selling building and plumbing materials as well as two vehicles were burnt.
Speaking on the incident, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps in Oyo State, Mrs Uche Chukwuma, said no life was lost in the inferno.
“There was massive destruction and damage to shops in the area but no life was lost,” she said.
Men of the fire service have successfully put out the fire.