A tank which was loaded with fuel exploded at the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway killing two people, the incident was confirmed by the Oyo State Police Command on Thursday.
According to reports submitted by the Police, the tanker spilled its content into a nearby intersection while an unconfirmed number of people sustained burns of various degrees.
The accident occurred at Onipepeye area, along Iwo Road in Ibadan, the state capital.
An eyewitness explained that some people rushed to the scene and started scooping fuel from the tanker shortly after it skidded off.
However, an attempt to start a broken-down vehicle nearby was said to have ignited the areas around the spill, causing the tanker to explode.