A gas tanker exploded on Thursday in the Ifako-Ijaiye area of Lagos with about 50 persons sustaining burn injuries.
Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed the incident in a tweet on Thursday.
The LASEMA boss said that efforts are being made by his men to put out the resulting fire from the explosion with support from the Lagos State Fire Service, the Nigeria Police Force, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
Also, on its twitter handle, the emergency agency asked Lagosians to remain calm.
Situation Report on the Gas Explosion at Cele Bus stop Iju Ishaga.
On the arrival of the Tiger Squad, Alausa Secretariet at the scene, it was discovered that there was a gas explosion at the aforementioned address.
Further investigation gathered revealed that an unknown truck pic.twitter.com/aG4IPIFZEt
— Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (@followlasema) September 24, 2020
LASEMA said , an unknown truck conveying gasoline had a lone accident and exploded.
According to the tweet,“The impact of the explosion led to fire on adjoining buildings and several vehicles burnt,” the agency said. “Several persons were injured and have been taken to the nearest hospital for treatment.”