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As rescue efforts are on-going , three bodies have so far been recovered from the scene of Thursday night’s tanker explosion that affected the Ogun State Property and Investment Corporation Plaza on Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos State.
The National Emergency Management Agency disclosed this on Friday .
Acting Zonal Coordinator, South West Zonal Office, NEMA, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye confirmed the development .
PLATFORMT TIMES had reported that a Liquefied Petroleum Gas tanker had exploded while in front of the OPIC m at 10.32 p.m. on Thursday night.
Farinloye said the resulting fire affected the Ogun State Property Investment Company Plaza beside the Sheraton Hotel, which houses different commercial outfits including a Chinese Restaurant.
He said, “We have so far recovered three bodies from the incident. The bodies were recovered from the generator house of OPIC Plaza and the restaurant.”
He said that the fire had been put out at about 12.30 a.m.
“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,” Farinloye said.
He said the victims were given first aid at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.
He said four of them with severe injuries were later transferred to the Trauma and Burns Centre at Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos.
“Preliminary assessment on vehicles damaged indicated that about 25 were destroyed as of now.
“Comprehensive post-disaster assessment on the extent of general damages would be done later today,” Farinloye had said.
PLATFORM TIMES gathered that no fewer than 13 persons sustained various degrees of injuries while 25 cars were destroyed in the incident.