Several persons have been reported killed following a tanker explosion in Benin city, Edo State capital on Wednesday.
Already, four houses were said to have been engulfed by the raging fire.
The Renaissance gathered the incident happened at the Upper Mission junction, along the Benin-Auchi express road, when a tanker carrying petrol fell and spill its contents.
Emergency responders are said to have been mobilised to put the fire under control and remove the dead to the mug.
Eye witnesses say residents in other building are packing out their belongings as the inferno still rages.