Scores Injured As Gas Tanker Explodes In Lagos

Yemisi Izuora

A gas tanker explosion which occurred at the Ifako-Ijaye area of Lagos on Thursday, September 24, 2020, left about  50 people with varying degrees of injury.

According to the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, efforts started immediately to put out the resulting fire from explosion

He said, “The Agency has activated its response plan to the fire incident at Cele Bus Stop, Ifako-Ijaye LGA and will provide further updates, Lagosians are kindly urged to exercise calm.’’

According to a statement from LASEMA, an unidentified truck conveying gasoline had a lone accident and exploded.

It said that the impact of the explosion led to a fire outbreak on adjoining buildings with several vehicles burnt. It also pointed out that several persons were injured and have been taken to the nearest hospital for treatment

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