Many injured as gas explodes in Lagos

At least 50 persons were injured in a gas explosion that occurred at Iju Ishaga, Lagos State on Thursday.


The incident happened around 3:30 pm on Thursday, September 24, 2020

According to LASEMA investigations, an unknown truck conveying gasoline had a lone accident and exploded.

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

Some buildings around the area of the explosion suffered a partial collapse.

The LASEMA boss said efforts are being made by his men to put out the resulting fire from the explosion with support from the Lagos State Fire Service, the Nigeria Police Force, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.

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