Three men killed as gas explosion rocks Ladipo, Lagos
Vondigest.com reports that a gas explosion occurred on Tuesday morning on Ojekunle Street in the Ladipo area of Mushin in Lagos State.
According to PUNCH, the explosion happened around 8am.
An official of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency also confirmed the incident to The PUNCH.
From what the official said, first responders have been deployed to the site of the explosion.
The official also said at least three lives have been lost to the explosion as of the time of filing this report.
The Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, also confirmed that three persons lost their lives.
In an ‘Emergency Alert!’ Adeseye identified the victims as three male adults.
She wrote, “The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service is currently attending to a Gas Explosion at 21, Ojekunle Street, Ladipo, Mushin Lagos.
This online platform reports that the Gas incident which was reported at 08:42 hours Tuesday morning via the State emergency reporting platform was swiftly responded to by a combination of the State first and secondary responders.
“On arrival at the scene, it was discovered that it is an open space used for several activities including a beer parlour, mechanic workshop, spare parts sale and gas shop amongst others while housing a makeshift structure.
“Three male adults had been recovered as rescue and recovery operations continue in an environment isolated from causing any further secondary incident.
“Preliminary investigations to establish the fact of the incident continue and further discovery will be made public.”
LASEMA confirms that an open land with shanties and shops where gas cylinders were stacked caused the gas explosion which rocked the Ladipo area of the state on Tuesday morning.
LASEMA, in a statement on Facebook, titled, ‘LASEMA battles Ladipo Mushin Gas explosion,’ said it has deployed its Response Team, Eagle Squad at Cappa to contain the situation.
The Agency also said the fire from the explosion has been put under control by the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service and also the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps.