A fuel-laden tanker has exploded along the Otedola Bridge axis of Berger in Lagos with the blaze engulfing at least 30 other vehicles.
The tanker was heading out of Lagos towards the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway when the crash occurred, causing panic and fear.
Many people were feared trapped in their cars and killed in the blaze, while many others sustained burns.
According to report from ChannelsTV, at least nine people have so far been confirmed killed in the deadly explosion which occur in Lagos on Thursday evening.
The General Manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Mr Adesina Tiamiyu, confirmed to reporter that rescue officials have been able to retrieve nine bodies from the scene of the fire.
Eyewitnesses, however, said the death toll might be higher as many people were trapped in their cars with rescue officials still working at the scene.
Although the fire has been put out by the officials, the road remains closed with rescue officials still working on the scene.