An overnight tanker explosion has occurred on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, on Saturday.

In the accident, two people died- a driver and a motorboy were burnt to death.

According to The Punch the inferno also destroyed 35 vehicles reportedly parked for sale along the traffic corridor.

Reports from a reliable source revealed that the diesel-laden tanker fell on its side and spilt its content which later sparked off the fire.

The Spokesperson for the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident.

Akinbiyi said one person sustained injury and has been taken to the Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital, along with the remains of the two dead victims.