Baruwa: Eight Killed In Lagos Gas Plant Explosion

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Eight persons have been killed in the gas explosion that occurred in Baruwa community, in the Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State.

According to a statement by the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the incident occurred around 6:00 am, destroying several properties.

He said, “The explosion occurred and the agency activated a response plan. Initial disaster assessment is as follows: casualties still being assessed but eight fatalities have been identified so far. 25 houses that are mostly bungalows, 16 lock-up shops and one primary school have been affected.

“Firefighters and rescue workers are operating at the incident scene. The gas emission has been identified and curtailed. Damping down is ongoing.

“Post-disaster assessment will be carried out and further updates provided.”

The incident is coming barely two weeks after a tanker explosion occurred in the iju, Ajuwon area of the state.

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