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Another gas explosion rocks Lagos, many feared dead

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A gas plant has exploded at the Ipaja area of Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos.

According to a statement by the director-general of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the incident occurred in the early hours of Thursday, October 8, 2020, destroying several properties.

The explosion, which emanated from the Best Roof Cooking Gas, occurred around 5.45 am and was decimated 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.

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