By Ayodele Oluwafemi
A gas station has exploded in the Baruwa area of Ipaja, Alimosho local government area, Lagos State. The gas explosion occurred around 6:00 am, on Thursday.
Officers of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) have responded to the explosion.
Confirming the sad development, LASEMA, via a statement on its Twitter handle, revealed that the gas station belonging to Best Roof Cooking Gas exploded, affecting other buildings in the environment.
LASEMA spokesperson, Nosa Okunbo said the cause of the incident has not been ascertained, however, four persons have been confirmed dead, as several injured.
Okunbo said, “On arrival at the scene of the incident it was observed that there was a gas explosion at the aforementioned location.
“Further investigation at the scene revealed that the a gas station belonging to Best Roof Cooking Gas exploded by burning buildings around. The cause of the explosion could not be ascertained at the moment.
“Unfortunately, Four mortalities were recorded and several others injured. A combined effort of the Agency’s Tiger team, Dolphin team, LRU Fire, LASG Fire Service, NPF, NUPENG, and LNSC are on ground to curtail the spread of the fire to other buildings.”