A woman and her child were reportedly burnt beyond recognition after a tanker laden with petrol exploded into flames in Abeokuta, Ogun.
We learnt that many shops in the area were also destroyed by the fire earlier today at Lafenwa, Abeokuta.
Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun State, Mr Ahmed Umar said the tanker driver was manoeuvring through bad portions of the road when the vehicle fell on its side.
He said also that the FRSC, the police, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, and the Fire Service were on the ground, adding that injured victims were taken to the hospital.
“The two deceased were burnt beyond recognition. An angry mob who threw stones at security agents at the scene also destroyed a Fire engine.
“The police were able to calm the situation and few of the hoodlums were arrested,’’ Umar said.