Explosion rocks gas plant near RCCG camp

Truck explosion near RCCG camp

A truck filled with gas has gone aflame at a gas plant along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway near the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) camp.

The incident occurred on Monday, but no human casualty was recorded.

Some other trucks parked at the plant were affected by the fire.

Speaking on the progress recorded in quelling the fire, the permanent secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu said, “The Agency, led by the Permanent Secretary, responded to distress calls and upon arrival discovered an explosion which had subsequently affected adjoining trucks in the compound.

“Further investigation revealed the fire actually started from the battery of one of the trucks before escalating to a gas cylinder resulting in a secondary explosion. No loss of life or injury sustained. The Agency’s LRT is working alongside the Lagos State Fire Service, the Civil Defence, FRSC and Nigeria Police. Damping down is ongoing.”

Also, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said the situation was under control through its Lagos territorial district coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye.