A tanker loaded with petrol exploded near the lodge of the Anambra State Governor in Akwa on Saturday (yesterday).
The incident occurred at Amawbia junction in Akwa, in the evening, Okay Nigeria understands.
According to sources at the scene, there are speculations that some persons have been burnt beyond recognition.
The tanker was said to have skidded off the road. Afterwards, it fell down and burst into flames.
However, number of victims affected has not been confirmed.
Fire Service officials were at the scene to put out the fire, just as efforts were on to secure the area.
Haruna Mohammed, State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident as he describes it as sad and unfortunate.