Several people including goods and properties estimated at several millions of naira were destroyed in Akure, Ondo state capital on Saturday evening following an explosion from a gas tank.
The incident occurred at a market along Arakale road in Akure and resulted to serious fire that destroyed several shops including residential homes. Some residents in the area also sustained injuries.
Several shops, houses and cars were burnt in the incident.
Residents of the area are said to be in serious panic and were running helter-skelter for safety.
It was learnt that help was not handy and the tank is said to still be in the area as at press time.