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Breaking News: Lagos government announces death of 4 person in early morning gas explosion

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Four persons have been confirmed dead in an early morning gas explosion at Baruwa Ipaja, a suburb in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos.

The incident occurred around 6 am on Thursday, October 8 throwing residents into panic mode.


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Spokesperson of Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA) Nosa Okunbor, told The Nation:

“Four mortalities were recorded and several others injured.

A combined effort of the Agency’s Tiger team, Dolphin team, LRU Fire, LASG Fire Service, NPF, NUPENG, and LNSC are on ground to curtail the spread of the fire to other buildings. Dampening down ongoing.

“Further investigation at the scene revealed a gas station belonging to Best Roof Cooking Gas exploded by burning buildings around.”

He said a school building, 24 shops and six other buildings around the gas station were also razed.

 

 

 

 

 


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