UPDATE: Gas explosion rocks Lagos community, several injured

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Update by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency

Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, DG/CEO of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) gave the following situation report on the gas explosion at Cele Bus stop Iju Ishaga:

“On the arrival of the Tiger Squad, Alausa Secretariet at the scene, it was discovered that there was a gas explosion at the aforementioned address.

“Further investigation gathered revealed that 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. Several persons were injured and have been taken to the nearest hospital for treatment.

‘The inferno is being battled by the combined efforts of LASEMA Responders and Fire Team, LASG Fire Service, Nigeria Police Force and NSCDC.

“Dampening down ongoing.”

Gas explosion has rattled Iju, a Lagos suburb leaving several injured.

Details of the gas explosion are scanty as at press time but eyewitness reported a loud sound around 03.30 pm followed by thick smoke.

Then followed a massive explosion captured on tape with reports of casualties which could not yet be ascertained as at press time

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