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13 injured, 25 cars destroyed as Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) tanker explodes in Ikeja, Lagos

13 injured, 25 cars destroyed as Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) tanker explodes in Ikeja, Lagos

At least 13 persons sustained various degrees of injuries yesterday night following a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) tanker explosion at Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, opposite Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Ikeja.

Also, 25 cars were destroyed as a result of the explosion.

The explosion occurred at about 10.32 p.m yesterday night.

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), confirmed the incident on Friday.

He said the explosion was alleged to have been caused by leakage while the LPG tanker was in motion.

“The resulting fire traveled 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. He said.

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