At least four people were fear dead while properties worth millions of naira were destroyed by fire in the Ohoro community in the Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.
The incident which occurred on Thursday destroyed over 30 houses.
It was gathered that the fire started when a truck conveying granite rammed into a tanker carrying flammable content.
A community source who gave her name as Joy, said: “the incident happened around 2 am last night when a trailer derailed and collided with one of the fuel tankers parked by the side of the East-West road.
“The diese-laden tanker exploded and went into flames, which fire spread to other petrol and gas-laden tankers and burnt down over six residential buildings in the community.
“Four persons have been confirmed dead, including a tanker driver, a conductor, a man from the community and a baby was burnt beyond recognition.
“As I’m talking to you now, the tankers are still in flames”.