A tanker driver and his conductor were Monday evening burnt to death as their 33, 000 litres capacity diesel laden truck went up in flames at Cele-Bus Stop inward Oshodi in Lagos.
There were different accounts as to how the inferno started. Report s says that the truck belonging to total oil loaded its content from the Apapa and heading to an unknown destination, inward oshodi, reportedly went up in flames when it had a burst tyre around Cele Bus-Stop.
It was gathered that in the driver’s bid to control his truck another truck on high speed rammed into it from behind , causing the truck to somersault.
Another version had it that the truck was trying to avoid hitting a vehicle that over took it, when the truck from behind hit it.
The accident caused heavy vehicular traffic on the Apapa/Oshodi Expressway with thousands of commuters stranded.
As at press time, rescue team of the Lagos State Emergency Managment Agency were at the scene to evacuate the burnt vehicle.