Gboyega Olunuga, 8th October 2020
An early morning explosion that rocked a gas station in Lagos suburb in the Baruwa community of the Alimosho Local Government Area reportedly killed not less than four people, with several others injured.
It was gathered that the incident occurred around 05:45am on Thursday.
Four persons lost their lives while many were injured in the explosion around Unity Bus-Stop on Candos Road, Baruwa.
The explosion also affected houses, a primary school and other properties in the area.
First responders including men of the Lagos Fire Service and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency have been drafted to the area.
Confirming the incident, LASEMA Director-General, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, in a statement, 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 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.”