A tanker fully loaded with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol has gutted fire in Imo State.
The incident occurred on Thursday along Owerri-Aba Expressway, a few kilometres from the Imo Airport.
One person was killed and two others critically injured as a result of the inferno.
According to Channels Television, the accident occurred after the petrol tanker rammed into the road demarcation.
He said this triggered the fire and, in the process, the driver of the tanker died as he struggled to escape.
Shortly after the inferno, men of the Imo State Fire Service arrived at the scene to put out the fire.