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Eight Die in Lagos Gas Explosion

Eight people have been confirmed dead after a gas plant explosion that occurred in the Baruwa community of the Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State on Thursday.

Director General/Chief Executive Officer, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu says the explosion occurred around 5.45 in the morning of Thursday.

A statement issued by LASEMA DG, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu says casualties still being assessed, 8 fatalities identified so far.

Accrding to the statement, 25 houses mostly bungalows,16 lock up shops
1 Primary School were affected.

He noted that firefighters and rescue workers continue to operate at the incident scene.

The gas emission has been identified and curtailed while damping down is ongoing.

Dr Oke-Osanyintolu said post disaster assessment will be carried out and further updates provided.

Men of the Lagos Fire Service and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency were on the ground to put off the inferno.

Pictures of the inferno below:

FRCN Abuja

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