BREAKING: Gas tanker explosion in Lagos, 50 persons injured

A gas explosion occurred in the Iju area of Lagos on September 24, 2020.pic-Channels TV

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.

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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.”

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