Gas explosion rocks community in Lagos State

A fire incident occurred Thursday in Cele Bus stop in Iju-Isaga area of Lagos State consuming number of cars, a mini market and houses, as well as several persons reportedly injured in the incident.

Penpushing reports that the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said the explosion was caused by a truck conveying petrol which had a lone accident, adding that the explosion led to fire at the adjoining buildings.

“On arrival at the scene, it was observed that there was a gas explosion at the aforementioned address. Further investigation revealed that an unknown truck conveying gasoline had a lone accident and exploded;, the agency said.

“The impact of the explosion led to fire at adjoining buildings and several vehicles were burnt. Several persons were injured and have been taken to the nearest hospital for treatment, the authority added.

Penpushing reports that the acting coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency, sIbrahim Farinloye said the gasoline-laden tanker was trying to enter a gas plant at Iju and exploded before entering.

“People sustained minor burns. 15 people were admitted at Iju Waterworks Clinic, two referred to General Hospital, three on critical observation, and 10 are being treated presently,” Farinloye stated


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