8 Killed as explosion rocks Ipaja Community in Lagos
By Our reporter
Oct. 8, 2020 - Eight persons have been confirmed dead following a gas plant explosion that occurred in the Ipaja area of Lagos on Thursday.
Residents of the Baruwa-Ipaja area troop out after a gas plant situated at the Unity bus stop, went up in flames around 6:00 am on Thursday.
According to a statement by the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the incident occurred around 6:00 am, destroying several properties.
While further assessment of the area is still ongoing, a tweet by LASEMA further disclosed that an initial disaster assessment revealed that eight fatalities have been identified.
According to the agency, 25 houses , 16 lock-up shops and a Primary School were also affected by the fire.
An official of the Nigerian Emergency Management Agency (NEMA),at the scene of the incident disclosed that a generator triggered the fire.
The incident is coming barely two weeks after a tanker explosion occurred in the iju, Ajuwon area of the state.