The explosion of a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tanker at Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, opposite Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Ikeja, injured 13 people in varying degrees on Thursday night.
As a result of the explosion which occurred at about 10.32 p.m., three people were killed and about 40 cars were destroyed.
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Zonal Coordinator Ibrahim Farinloye confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ikeja on Friday.
A huge fire caused by the explosion caused panic in the environment, according to Mr Farinloye.
The explosion was said to have been caused by a leak while the LPG tanker was in motion.
“The resulting fire spread with the wind to the premises of Ogun State Property Investment Company (OPIC) Plaza besides Sheraton Hotels, where several commercial establishments, including a Chinese Restaurant, are located.”.
“The fire was put out around 12.30 a.m., after five fire trucks from the Lagos State Fire Service and two trucks from the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency responded.
“The initial search and rescue activities revealed that 13 individuals suffered burns of various degrees. There are nine males and four females among them,” Mr Farinloye said.
He told reporters that the affected victims had received first aid at the University Teaching Hospital of the Lagos State University (LASUTH).