Four people died in the accident which involved a 45,000 litre-tanker fully laden with petrol and a heavy-duty vehicle conveying cement inward Lekki.
The incident was confirmed by the Director, of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Adeseye Margaret, who said the accident occured at about 4:35pm on Sunday at the Kaiyetoro end of Lekki-Epe Expressway by Eleko Bus Stop, Ibeju Lekki Lagos.
She noted that the vehicles involved burst into flames due to the impact of the collision.
Magaret said, “The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Epe Station, on arrival at the scene discovered that both vehicles had head collision as the tanker traveled in opposite directions to Lekki and trailer from Epe.
“The crew swiftly doused the raging fire from the accidental spillage of contents from the tanker and recovered four bodies suspected dead from both vehicles.
“Three of the bodies were recovered from the tanker and one from the trailer. The victims are all male adults and operatives of both vehicles.”