Over 20 People Dead As Explosion Rocks Lagos Community (Photos)

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Residents of Obawole area of Ogba and environs in Lagos were thrown into confusion on Thursday afternoon following an explosion that rocked the community.

It was gathered that several houses were shaken by the explosion, which damaged vehicles parked on some streets.

Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed the incident to newsmen.

The LASEMA boss said 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.

According to LASEMA investigations, an unknown truck conveying gasoline had a lone accident and exploded.

“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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