A fuel-laden tanker exploded this morning beside the office of Department of State Security Services (DSS) and Ojo Barracks on Lagos Badagry Expressway.
It was gathered that the tanker fell as a result of the collapsed state of the road and spilt its contents on the road.
The impact of the fall resulted in the explosion, in the process, other vehicles caught fire.
An eyewitness said the accident occurred at 6:45 am. No fewer than ten vehicles were consumed by the inferno.
Some people, who jumped out of their vehicles on sensing danger, sustained various degrees of injuries.
A woman, who jumped out of a moving commercial vehicle at the scene was seen crawling in the mud and was mistaken for a mad woman by a large crowd of sympathisers, who had gathered.
Vanguard reports that men of the Federal Fire Service and Lagos State Emergency Services Management Agency (LASEMA) had not come, while smoke was still billowing from the burning vehicles.
The accident increased traffic gridlock on the road as commuters going to Mile 2 were seen taking Tedi Road as an alternative route.
The public relations officer (PRO) of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Kehinde Adebayo, blamed “unsafe” practices of residents around the area for the explosion.
According to Adebayo, the agency was notified of the accident that happened at Barracks bus stop inwards Iyana Oba, Lagos-Badagry Express Way yesterday at about 9.48 pm, prompting the immediate deployment of their Response Team to the scene of the incident.
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