A total of 25 vehicles were said to have been razed while 13 people sustained varying degrees of injuries as a tanker laden with Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) exploded on the Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos Thursday night.
The explosion was said to have been caused by unconfirmed leakage while the vehicle was in motion. The resulting fire, aided by the wind, affected the premises of the Ogun State Property Investment Company (OPIC) Plaza, while serious damage is s, aid to have been done to the Sheraton Hotel.
OPIC houses different commercial outfits including Chinese Restaurant.
All guests at the hotel are said to have been evacuated.
According to preliminary reports, the fire was put out at about 0030hours with the concerted efforts of five fire trucks from the Lagos State Fire Service and two trucks from the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEM) Response Unit.
Out of the 13 persons who sustained burns, nine are males while four are females.
Four of the critically injured victims have been transferred to the Burn Centre, General Hospital, Gbagada.
Comprehensive post disaster assessment on the extent of general damages would be done later today.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos Command, Hakeem Odumosu, was personally on hand and took charge in crowd control, together with officials of the National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA), Lagos State Transport Management Authority (LASTMA), State Fire Service, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).