Two persons were injured in the early hours of Wednesday around the Federal Polytechnic area in Bauchi State when a fuel-laden tanker suffered a lone crash and burst into flames.
The impact of the crash resulted in an inferno, it was learnt after the tanker spilled its content on the road side.
Reporters gathered that the two injured persons rushed to the explosion scene to scoop fuel.
Those in nearby areas said the sound of the explosion woke them up at about 11:40pm.
The State fire service officials were said to have visited the scene to avert further damage same night.
Meanwhile, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) visited scene on Thursday morning to clear the road.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Bauchi Command, Ahmad Wakil told newsmen on phone that the injured persons were receiving treatment at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), adding that no death was recorded.