Gas Explosion In Lagos- A gas explosion rocks Lagos and Ogun border communities, on Thursday, as residents flee for safety in the area.
This incident happened exactly closed at Harmony Estate and Obawole, Ogba, Iju in Lagos as well as Akute Ogun State, at about 3:30 pm around Balogun Bus Stop in Ishaga.
It was gathered that there was a loud bang, which many residents reported across social media platforms was as a result of a gas tanker about to enter a newly built plant in a residential neighborhood.
A lawyer, Fisayo Eluyare, who was among those who raised the alarm, said the explosion nearly brought down his house.
He wrote: “Gas explosion nearly brought my house down! The explosion didn’t even happen very close to my house but it shook the whole house and almost shattered my windows.
“The light from the explosion came to my building. Thank you God o.”
Other residents appealed for emergency responders to be alerted as to the fire, they claimed, was already entering nearby homes.
NEMA’s southwest Coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye said, that the agency’s officials were on the ground and fire service has been contacted.
He said: “Yes, a tanker exploded at Balogun Bus stop, Iju Ishaga. Our people are already there and fire service has been informed.
“The tanker was trying to enter a gas plant when it exploded. There were domestic cylinders there and so, those ones also started exploding.
“The fire has not extended to any building. It is still within the gas plant. People sustained burn injuries but no deaths reported yet. We have contacted the fire service. We appeal to people to stay away from the area,” he said.