Death Toll Rises to 8, 25 Houses Destroyed in Lagos Gas explosion


Lagos Gas Explosion


By Our Reporter

The death toll of Lagos gas tanker explosion has risen to eight while 25 houses were destroyed.

This incident which occurred Thursday morning in the Baruwa area of Alimosho Local Government Area.

The explosion, which was from the Best Roof Cooking Gas, occurred around 5.45 am and was wiped out around 8.38 by men of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency.

The initial death toll declared by National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) was 5 but the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu confirmed that the death toll is now 8.

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. The gas emission has been identified and curtailed. Damping down is ongoing.

“Post-disaster assessment will be carried out and further updates provided.”



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