Scores injured, buildings destroyed as another explosion rocks Lagos

Many sustained injuries and several vehicles burnt when a gas laden truck suddenly exploded after a lone accident at Cele Bus stop, Iju Ishaga, Lagos, Ogun States border.

According to an eyewitness, the truck with an unknown registration number while conveying gasoline had a lone accident and exploded in the process.

Giving update on the incident, Femi Oke-Osayintolu, the Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said the explosion was caused by a tanker conveying gas.

“It was confirmed that a 30 ton LPG Tanker being operated by Mana Gas Ltd was involved in an explosion which destroyed several vehicles, X and Y Event Center and a Plank Market in the above mentioned axis.

“The responders discovered that a compromised seal device by the truck driver had led to gradual leakages which then ignited when the tyres burst,” he said.

Nosa Okunbor, the spokesperson of the agency, also said the fire was totally extinguished around 6:27 p.m.

There has been no death recorded in the incident.

The agency revealed that the 30 wounded persons consist of 20 adult males and 10 adult females.

“A total number of 15 vehicles and 23 buildings were also affected, which includes an event centre, a church, residential and commercial buildings,” the official added.

Nosa said, “dampening exercise is ongoing at the scene.”

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