BREAKING: Gas station explodes in Ipaja, Lagos, claimed 8 lives and properties

Lagos gas explosion

At the early hours of this morning, another gas explosion has been reported to have rocked the Ipaja area of Lagos State claiming valuables and lives.

 

The explosion was resulted from a gas station which exploded in Baruwa area of Ipaja.

Eight individuals have been confirmed dead in the gas explosion that just happened in Baruwa community, in the Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State.

 

H-Forbes gathered that thegas  explosion, which reportedly emanated from the Best Roof Cooking Gas, happened around 5.45am on Thursday morning the 8th October 2020.

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the agency’s emergency response unit had been deployed in the area, adding that the explosion destroyed houses, shops and a primary school.

 

He said, “The explosion occurred and the agency activated a response plan. Initial disaster assessment is as follows: casualties still being assessed but eight fatalities have been identified so far. 25 houses that are mostly bungalows, 16 lock-up shops and one primary school have been affected.

“Firefighters and rescue workers are operating at the incident scene at the moment. The gas emission has been identified and curtailed. Damping down is ongoing curently.