A tanker truck carrying diesel caught fire about two hours ago on the Feranjesu axis along the Olunde-Olomi highway in Ibadan, Oyo state.
Oluyole Local Government Security Surveillance Team Commander Olusegun Idowu, who alerted the Nigerian Tribune to the incident, said the tanker was coming from Olunde when some people on the roadside noticed the fire from below, forcing them to to alert. driver.
The driver reportedly jumped out quickly, while everyone around the scene ran to safety.
The fire was said to have spread, causing an explosion, with the diesel flowing into the drain at the side of the road and igniting.
The commander stated that the state fire service had not yet been seen at the time of reporting this story despite calls made to them over an hour ago.