At least 3 dead, several cars burned after tanker fell and went up in flames at Ojo Barracks

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Tanker fell and exploded into flames near Ojo Baracks,Lagos

At least 3 people have died and several cars were burnt after a tanker fell and exploded at Ojo Barracks, along the Lagos – Badagry express road.

According to reports, the accident happened in the wee hours of this morning, at about 3 am, and despite the heavy rain that fell, the tanker was still on fire at the time of publishing this report.

 

At least 3 dead, several cars burned after tanker fell and went up in flames at Ojo Barracks (graphic photos/ videos)

 

An eyewitness who spoke to LIB claims that more than 3 people died in the tanker explosion. A container carrying generators was also caught in the fire. Cars with businessmen’s goods were burnt together with the contents.

 

At least 3 dead, several cars burned after tanker fell and went up in flames at Ojo Barracks (graphic photos/ videos)

Car carrying cartons of fish

Occupants of the cars plying that route who tried to escape the fire fell into the rain water, already made hot by the fire, and they were scalded to death.

At least 3 dead, several cars burned after tanker fell and went up in flames at Ojo Barracks (graphic photos/ videos)

 

The eyewitness said:

One of the containers near where the tanker fell was carrying generators and they caught fire.

A car carrying cartons of fish caught fire too.

Some people got down from their cars and tried to escape the fire but rain fell and flooded the road and the water on the road was already too hot. Some of them fell inside the water and died.

The source added:

I saw more than three bodies in the water. Some of them are inside the water so you can’t see them well until you go close.

The tanker is still on fire till now, accident that happened since 3 and it’s still burning.

 

At least 3 dead, several cars burned after tanker fell and went up in flames at Ojo Barracks (graphic photos/ videos)

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At least 3 dead, several cars burned after tanker fell and went up in flames at Ojo Barracks (graphic photos/ videos)

At least 3 dead, several cars burned after tanker fell and went up in flames at Ojo Barracks (graphic photos/ videos)

At least 3 dead, several cars burned after tanker fell and went up in flames at Ojo Barracks (graphic photos/ videos)

At least 3 dead, several cars burned after tanker fell and went up in flames at Ojo Barracks (graphic photos/ videos)