Lagos, Jun 29 (AP) Nigerian officials say nine people are dead after an oil-carrying tanker truck crashed and burst into flames on a bridge in Lagos. Also Read - At Least 100 Killed in Terrorist Attacks on Two Villages in Niger

The Lagos state emergency management agency says in a statement that one of the dead was a child. Another four people were injured in the accident this evening, and 54 vehicles were burned. Also Read - The Next Pandemic? Scientist Who Discovered Ebola Warns That New Deadly 'Disease X' Could Hit Humans Soon!

It is not immediately clear what caused the crash. Also Read - After UK, South Africa, New Coronavirus Strain Emerges in Nigeria; More Samples Sent For Testing

The statement says fire, police and other authorities are on the scene amid efforts to clear the road of the destroyed vehicles. Local television footage showed emergency responders walking among the charred-white vehicles, some of them still burning inside.

Lagos is Africa’s largest city, with a population of more than 21 million people. Nigeria is one of Africa’s top oil producers. CK CK

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.