Fresh Gas Explosion In Lagos Kills 5, Injures 3 Others
Five persons have lost their lives and three others seriously injured in a fresh Gas explosion that rocked the Lagos Nigeria community.
The incident which occurred in the early hours of Thursday, October 8, 2020, rattled a gas station in Baruwa Community, Alimosho Local Government Area of the state. The injured included two kids.
A preliminary assessment has revealed that 44 buildings are affected, 1 school, 1 event Centre, 89 shops, 1 church, 1 tricycle, gas tankers, 23 electric poles, 2 transformers, and 1 motorcycle were all affected in the incident.
It was further gathered that at about 20 minutes to 6am at Candos Road, Baruwa inside, Lagos, an LPG tanker was in the process of discharging at the Best Roof Plant Station and the station generator was on and from where it was reported that explosion erupted.The explosion threw the discharging tanker across the road.There are casualties and two bodies have been recovered but search and recovery will be carried out after the emergency phase.Many buildings have been destroyed.
The Best Roof Gas Plant Station is located in densely populated community.