A tanker fully loaded with diesel crashed and exploded at Idimu bus stop of Egbeda, Lagos at about 12:00 a.m. Friday.
The crash was being contained by a combined team of men of the Lagos and federal fire service.
Confirming the incident to PREMIUM TIMES, the South-West Spokesperson of National Emergency Agency, Ibrahim said the tanker was on high speed before crashing and spilling its content to a stand where beans cake were fried.
He said several residential apartments were affected while fire fighters were able to stop the inferno from spreading to a nearby petrol station.
“No one has complained of missing person as at now and (the ) fire (is) isolated already,” he told PREMUM TIMES early Saturday.
He also confirmed that a total of 34 houses and 70 shops and 1 tricycle was affected by the explosion.
The crash occurred just days after a loaded fuel tanker crashed around the Iyana-Ipaja bus stop in Lagos on Tuesday injuring at least 12 persons and destroying 30 shops.
Another tanker, loaded with kerosene also crashed on Tuesday at Magbon area of Badagry, Lagos, spilling all its products. The crash did not result in an inferno.