At least 20 vehicles and four motorcycles were burnt in Festac Town, Lagos on Wednesday.

A petrol tanker, fully laden with its content, lost control while trying to climb the Festac Link Bridge in Awuwo Odofin LGA.

The long vehicle started descending and then crashed, with the tank falling off the body and consequently exploded into flames.

An eye witness, Olufemi Popoola, said the fire from the tanker spilled over to nearby vehicles, forcing their occupants to run, abandoning them.

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“The fire then spilled into a car shop on the foot of the bridge, burning some of the cars, while the attendants quickly drove out some.

“Furniture items, bags and boxes displayed for sale on the foot of the bridge all burnt,” he told NAN.

The fire started at noon and raged for about an hour.

Fire fighters arrived at the scene about 30 minutes later but did not have enough water to quench the fire.

No life was reported lost, as owners of burnt cars lament their losses, while others are grateful to escape death.

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