Eight killed in Lagos gas plant explosion

A gas plant situated at the Unity Busstop, in Baruwa, Ipaja, exploded around 6:00 am on Thursday.

Eight persons have been confirmed dead following a gas plant explosion that occurred in the Ipaja area of Lagos on Thursday.

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. Rescue operations are still ongoing.


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