The cause of the explosion remains unclear as the tanker which was loaded with fuel was engulfed in flames.

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As at the time of the report, none of the firefighting agencies had arrived to put out the fire.

Earlier in the day, a similar occurrence was reported in Warri, Delta state, as fire razed over 50 tankers in their parking garage close to the refinery.

So far there has been no report of any lives lost in the fire.