Several Persons Injured In Gas Explosion In Lagos

Several persons sustained injuries and several vehicles burnt in the gas explosion which occurred in Iju Ishaga, Lagos.

Gas explosion

The gas explosion occurred this afternoon after a truck with an unknown registration number while conveying gasoline had a lone accident and exploded in the process.

Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osayintolu confirmed the incident.

”The impact of the explosion led to fire at adjoining buildings and several vehicles were burnt.

“Several persons were also injured and have been taken to the nearest hospital for treatment.

“The inferno is being tackled head-on by the combined efforts of the LASEMA Response Team led by the Director Operations, Lagos Response Unit, LRU Fire, LASG Fire Service, Nigeria Police Force and NSCDC”, Oke-Osayintolu said.

He added that the situation has been brought under control.

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