Friday, September 25, 2020

30 injured, 23 buildings, event centre, vehicles razed in Lagos gas explosion

Tragedy struck on Thursday at Balogun Bus stop, in the Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos State, after a tanker conveying gas exploded.

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While no fewer than 30 people were injured, 15 vehicles were reportedly gutted by the fire.

PUNCH Metro learnt that two gas tankers were being offloaded at a gas station in the area when one of the tankers, a 30 tonnes LPG tanker, exploded around 3pm.

It was gathered that the discharging valve of the tanker, which was compromised, led to leakage and ignited fire.

The fire, which spread to adjoining buildings, affected 23 buildings and 35 shops, destroying property worth millions of naira.

Our correspondent learnt that officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Lagos State Fire Service, National Emergency Management Agency, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and the Red Cross were at the scene of the incident.

The Head of Public Affairs of LASEMA, Nosa Okunbor, said no life was lost.

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