A tanker fully loaded with about 45,000 litres of PMS exploded immediately after crashing at Banire/Ejigbadero Busstop, Egbeda, Lagos, the National Emergency Management Agency has confirmed.
NEMA said the incident, which occurred at about 20 minutes past midnight, involved a tanker which reportedly loaded at Abule Ado, in Lagos.
The tanker with no registration number was still half filled with PMS and stranded across the major highway.
No life was lost or property destroyed.
It added that the Police Disaster Management Unit and Gowon Estate Police Station have apprehended the driver of the truck.
NEMA Head of Media and Public Relations, Manzo Ezekiel, in a statement, said that the agency also reacted immediately to the distress alert and quickly responded.
He said efforts were already on to decan and transload the volatile content to another tanker before the road can be reopened for traffic.
Also at the scene of the incident were the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Response Unit, Police DMU and the Gowon Estate Police Division.