Lagos State Governor

Over 54 cars were said to have been burnt beyond recognition and nine persons confirmed dead so far.

Eyewitnesses said the accident occurred after a tanker laden with petrol had a brake failure and hit the median of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway; the busiest expressway and gateway into the nation's commercial capital.

Scene of a petrol tanker fire incident which occurred at Berger area of Lagos on June 28, 2018.

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What followed was a bang and a stream of fire that immediately engulfed four lanes of chaotic traffic.