A fuel-laden tanker has exploded along the Otedola Bridge axis of Berger in Lagos with the blaze engulfing at least 30 other vehicles, according to Channels Television report.
The tanker was heading out of Lagos towards the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway when the crash occurred, causing panic and fear.
It was gathered that a commercial bus had lost control and hit the tanker, sparking a fire that led to the explosion.
Traffic has been stopped on both side of the road and emergency officials are at the scene trying to put out the fire and attend to those affected.
Many people were feared trapped in their cars and killed in the blaze, while many others sustained fire burns.
Emergency officials say nine bodies have been pulled out so far.
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As it is Hundreds of commuters and vehicles are trapped on the Michael Otedola Bridge in Lagos as a petrol laden tanker went up in flames.
The fire had spread to the vehicles caught up in the usual evening traffic on the bridge.
Outward bound passengers on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway have been caught up in serious traffic, with the battle to rescue trapped commuters impossible as at press time as the fire raged.
It is feared that many who could not flee are going to be burnt, while several vehicles are already up in flames.
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Meanwhile the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA)and Lagos Fire Service have been mobilised, reports the rapid Response Squad via its Twitter handle, @rrslagos767.
The RRS said its men were also “on ground to manage the situation.”
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