Palpable fear gripped residents of Iyaganku area of Ibadan, Oyo State capital on Friday as a petrol tanker exploded.
The fuel-laden tanker reportedly fell close to a petrol station which caused panic among road users and residents of the area.
The fallen tanker said to have eventually exploded but some okada riders told newsmen that there were no casualties.
Roads leading to the scene of the explosion were said to have been cordoned off causing gridlock along the Dugbe, Ring Road, and Iyaganku areas in the state capital.
An okada rider, who identified himself as Suraj Adewale, told PUNCH correspondent that the tanker fell around 12noon but it eventually caught fire about two hours later.
The Oyo State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Uche Chukwura, confirmed the incident to our correspondent on the telephone.
The sector commander said, “A tanker fell this afternoon and it eventually caught fire. Our men are there to control the traffic.”
Source: The PUNCH