Three persons have been confirmed dead in an inferno after a fuel tanker exploded on Ibrahim Babangida Boulevard in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital in the early hours of Tuesday.
A number of people suffered varying degrees of injuries and have been taken to the hospital.
At least five vehicles and one motorcycled were burnt in the fire.
According to an eyewitness account, the fuel-laden tanker fell and emptied its content after a brake failure.
The state fire service, men of the civil defence, and other security operatives have since put the situation under control.