A petrol-laden tanker has exploded at Ajayi Farm Bus-Stop along the Alagbole-Akute Road in Ogun State.
The incident occurred early Saturday at the retail station of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in the area, according to Channels Television.
The broadcast outfit said eyewitnesses explained that the tanker had come to the NNPC facility to supply petrol when the incident occurred at about 6:45am.
One of the attendants, who does not want his name disclosed, said the truck was discharging its content before the incident occurred.
According to him, the truck had off-loaded its first compartment and while discharging the content in its second compartment, there was a spark at the underground storage tank.
The storage tank was gutted by fire in the process and melted the hose being used to off-load the content of the truck.
In a bid to prevent the inferno from causing more damage, the driver of the truck was said to have jumped into the vehicle and moved it to the road, away from the filling station where the tanker exploded moments later.
With Alagbole-Akute being a border community, officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) worked together with personnel of the Federal Fire Service to extinguish the fire.
No injury or death was recorded as a result of the incident.