A petroleum product-laden tanker has exploded in Festac area of Lagos, razing at least 20 cars.
The tanker which reportedly exploded on the Festac Link Bridge in Lagos around noon today was said to have lasted for an hour.
According to reports, the bridge links Apple Junction to Festac Town in Amumo Odofin LGA.
Fire fighters were said to have arrived the scene about 30 minutes after the explosion.
The News Agency of Nigeria, quoting a witness, reported that the fire from the tanker spilled over to nearby vehicles, forcing their occupants to run, abandoning them.
The witness, Olufemi Popoola, said a nearby car shop was also affected and many cars were burnt there.
“The fire then spilled into a car shop on the foot of the bridge, burning some of the cars, while the attendants quickly drove out some.
“Furniture items, bags and boxes displayed for sale on the foot of the bridge were all burnt,’” he said.
A Twitter user, Kemi Ariyo, shared a video of the incident on Twitter.
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