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Breaking: Gas explosion hits Lagos, casualty figure yet to be confirmed

A Gas tank explosion has rocked Iyasoko street Agboju, Amuwo-Odofin Local government area of Lagos State at about 6.55 pm, on Tuesday.

The Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Nosa Okunbor, confirmed the fire incident, saying the rescue team had been dispatched at about 6.50 pm to the scene.

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Casualty figures could not be confirmed as of press time.

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In 2019, two children were killed following an explosion in a gas store on Aduke street in Ajegunle area of Lagos.

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Many others are said to be in critical condition as a result of the incident.

According to the general manager of the Lagos state emergency management agency, LASEMA, Femi Osanyintolu there was a leakage from the gas cylinder before the explosion which also affected several shops and homes.

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