Lagos fire kills at least 9 and sets dozens of cars ablaze after oil tanker explosion

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)An oil tanker exploded during rush hour traffic Thursday, setting cars ablaze and killing at least nine people and injuring at least five, officials said.

The tanker crashed into a passenger car and caught fire on a busy bridge about 5 p.m. on the Lagos Ibadan Expressway, a route used by commuters living on the outskirts of the city.