Eight confirmed dead in Lagos gas explosion

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The gas explosion which occurred in the early hours of Thursday in Baruwa community of Alimosho Local Government Area, Lagos has left no less than eight persons dead.

According to the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu houses, shops and a primary school have been razed.

The explosion reportedly came from the Best Roof Cooking Gas.

“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,” Oke-Osanyintolu said.

“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.”