A petrol-laden tanker has exploded at Ajayi Farm Bus-Stop along the Alagbole-Akute Road in Ogun State.
Sources said the incident occurred very early on Saturday morning at the retail station of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in the area.
During a visit to the scene of the fire incident, witnesses told Channels Television that the tanker had come to the NNPC facility to supply petrol.
One of the attendants who does not want his name disclosed told Channels Television that the truck was discharging its content before the incident occurred.
According to him, the truck had off-loaded its first compartment and while discharging the content in its second compartment, there was a spark at the underground storage tank.
In the process, the storage tank was gutted by fire and melted the hose being used to off-load the content of the truck.