At Least 50 Persons Injured As Gas Tanker Explodes In Lagos
A gas tanker exploded on Thursday in the Ifako-Ijaiye area of Lagos with at least 50 persons sustaining burn injuries.
Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed the incident to Channels Television.
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.
On Twitter, the emergency agency asked Lagosians to remain calm.
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 pic.twitter.com/aG4IPIFZEt
— Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (@followlasema) 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.”
More to follow . . .