LPG explosion from a moving LPG truck in Lagos
The last time we reported a fire incident as a result of LPG was in April 2021 at Agboju
We hate to report another Fire incident today. No fewer than 13 persons sustained various degrees of injuries on Thursday night ( 17th June 2021) following a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) tanker explosion at Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, opposite Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Ikeja.
About 25 cars were destroyed as a result of the explosion which occurred at about 10.32 p.m.
Ibrahim Farinloye, Acting Zonal Coordinator, South-West Zonal Office, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ikeja on Friday.
Mr. Farinloye said the explosion threw the environment into panic due to the huge fire caused by the incident.
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 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.
Reason for the LPG explosion from the moving truck in Lagos
At this moment we don’t have an official cause of this fire – this kind of fire of this magnitude from a moving truck is unusual.
We shall share the cause of fire for learning purposes subsequently when we get feedback. The Nigeria Liquified Petroleum Gas Association (NLPGA ) has drafted a team to investigate the cause.