Reports are that a fire and an explosion from a fully loaded fuel tanker has killed at least five residents and destroyed many homes in Apapa area of Lagos State.
The tanker was carrying about 33,000 liters and was said to have lost control of its brakes around the Mile 2 area in Lagos. Witnesses say the tanker somersaulted and then exploded.
Many residents also had severe injuries from the incident and have been taken for medical care at hospitals in the area.
Source: Sahara Reporters