Eight killed as explosion rocks Lagos community


Eight killed as explosion rocks Lagos community

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.

Eight killed as explosion rocks Lagos community

The incident is coming barely two weeks after a tanker explosion occurred in the Iju, Ajuwon area of the state.

Details later.

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