Eight persons have been confirmed dead following a gas station explosion that occurred in the Ipaja area of Lagos on Thursday, October 8, 2020.
According to a statement by the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the incident occurred around 6:00 am, destroying several properties.
While further assessment of the area is still ongoing, a tweet by the emergency response agency, disclosed that an initial disaster assessment revealed that eight fatalities have been identified.
25 houses (mostly bungalows), 16 lock-up shops, and a Primary School were also affected by the fire.
Reports from the Nigerian Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), have it that a generator triggered the fire.
However, rescue operations are still ongoing.
The incident is coming barely two weeks after a tanker explosion occurred in the Iju, Ajuwon area of the state.