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Gas Explosion In Lagos Again, 5 Dead And Many Injured


Gas Explosion In Lagos Again, 5 Dead And Many Injured

An explosion has occurred on Thursday around 6 am at Best Roof gas station, Unity Bus stop in the Baruwa area of Ipaja, Lagos state, burning buildings, shops, a truck, a pick-up van, a tricycle and also destroyed a private primary school which had not yet opened for the day.

Officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency confirmed the death of five persons, while three others were rescued but eyewitnesses said several people are not yet accounted for, following the explosion and that it may be too early to be giving casualty figures while several people have been confirmed injured.

A combined team of the LASEMA’s Tiger team, Dolphin team, LRU Fire, LASG Fire Service, NPF, NUPENG, and LNSC are on the ground to curtail the spread of the fire to other buildings while dampening down of the scene is ongoing to prevent a secondary explosion.

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