No fewer than 13 persons sustained various degrees of injuries on Thursday night after a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) tanker exploded at Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, opposite Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Ikeja.
Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, Acting Zonal Coordinator, southwest Zonal Office, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), confirmed the development to newsmen in Ikeja on Friday, NAN reports.
Farinloye said about 25 cars were destroyed in the explosion which was caused by leakage while the LPG tanker was in motion.
“The fire affected the premises of Ogun State Property Investment Company (OPIC) Plaza besides Sheraton Hotels, which houses different commercial outfits including a Chinese Restaurant.
The initial search and rescue activities revealed that 13 persons sustained various degrees of burns. Out of this, nine are males while four are females,” Farinloye said.
According to him, the affected victims were attended to at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) for First Aid.
“Preliminary assessment of vehicles damaged indicated that about 25 were destroyed as at now,” he added.