Two people have been killed in Lagos, Nigeria after a runaway fuel tanker exploded after suffering from brake failure and crashing in to a building.

Eye-witnesses at the scene say they saw the tanker careening out of control before it slammed into a concrete building and burst into the flames. When the vehicle combusted, the fiery debris ignited the gas tank of a close-by motorcyclist, who then became engulfed in the flames and also perished at the scene.

According to a report by The Eagle Online, the flames were so large that they burnt two other vehicles and apparently two cows. The cows and the vehicles have been reported as being in stable condition.

So far there is no information on whether police will be taking any action or if they will simply write it off as an accident.