A number of tankers carrying petrol have been

The inferno reportedly started at about 7pm on Friday, September 30 and was still raging at about 10am on Saturday, October 1.

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The Delta State Fire Service joined forces with the Nigeria Gas Company and Chevron and are still battling to put out the fire.

As the fire rages on, many residents of the area have reportedly fled their homes, causing heavy traffic along the express.

Stay with us as the story develops.