At least 30 persons injured in Lagos gas explosion

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At least thirty persons are confirmed to sustain varying degrees of injury in the gas explosion that rocked the Obawole, Ifako-Ijaiye area of Lagos today September 24, according to SaharaReporters.

However, no death recorded and the fire has been extinguished.

Nosa Okunbor, Head, Public Affairs of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, said that investigation revealed that an unknown truck conveying gasoline had a lone accident and exploded.

“The agency responded to distress calls concerning the above and it was confirmed that a 30-ton LPG tanker being operated by Mana Gas Ltd was involved in an explosion, which destroyed several vehicles, X and Y Event Center and a plank market in the above mentioned axis.

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“The responders discovered that a compromised seal device by the truck driver had led to gradual leakages then ignited when the tyres burst.

“The impact of the explosion led to a fire at adjoining buildings and several vehicles were burnt.

“Several persons were injured and have been taken to the nearest hospital for treatment,” Okunbor said.

Responders at the scene of the incident are LASEMA, firefighters, police and members of NSCDC.

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