Tanker Explosion Leaves Casualties In Lagos
LPG tanker explodes in lagos,13 injured, 25 cars destroyed.
According to the reports from witnesses of the incident; the explosion threw everyone into panick, as they was no way, anyone could have expected that.
The accident which happened at about 10:32pm on Thursday at Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, opposite Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Ikeja left over 13 persons seriously injured and about 25 cars were destroyed as a result of this explosion.
Ibrahim Farinloye, who is the acting Zonal Coordinator, South-West Zonal Office, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), confirmed the development and he stated that the explosion threw the environment into panic due to the huge fire caused by the incident, while the explosion was alleged to have been caused by leakage as the LPG tanker was in motion.
“The resulting fire travelled with the wind to the premises of Ogun State Property Investment Company (OPIC) Plaza besides Sheraton Hotels, which houses different commercial outfits including a Chinese Restaurant.
“The fire was put out at about 12.30 a.m., after concerted efforts of five fire trucks from the Lagos State Fire Service and two trucks from the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency Response Unit.
“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,” Mr Farinloye said.
According to him, the affected victims were attended to at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) for First Aid.