After a gas station in Baruwa State, in the Iyana-Ipaja region of Lagos State, exploded in the early hours of Thursday, October 8, several properties were lost.
Men from LASEMA, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, have come to the scene and are working to put out the fire.
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According to reports, eight persons have been confirmed dead so far in the gas explosion.
Confirming the number of fatalities to newsmen, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, 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.
Post-disaster assessment will be carried out and further updates provided”
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