A tanker laden with petrol has exploded on Otedola bridge axis of Berger along Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Nine persons died in the petrol tanker fire around Otedola Bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Thursday after it caught fire and spread the inferno to the vehicles behind, the Federal Road Safety Corps said.

The FRSC also said in its update that the victims were burnt beyond recognition. There were four other serious injuries.

According to the FRSC, 54 vehicles were also burnt.

The accident happened around 5.30pm today.

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