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30 Maimed and 23 Buildings Destroyed in Lagos Gas tTnker Explosion

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In the gas explosion that occurred in Iju Ishaga, Lagos State, on Thursday, September 24, no less than 30 people were injured.


In the explosion, 15 vehicles and 23 buildings were destroyed, according to LASEMA, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency. The X and Y Event Center, a church, and a plank market are among the buildings affected.


Talking to newsmen, LASEMA spokesman Nosa Okunbor said,

“On arrival at the scene, it was observed that there was a gas explosion. Further investigation revealed that a truck had a lone accident and exploded. The impact of the explosion affected adjoining buildings and several vehicles were burnt.

It was confirmed that a 30 ton LPG Tanker being operated by Mana Gas Ltd was involved in the explosion which injured 30 persons – 20 adult males and 10 adult females.

A total of 23 buildings and 15 vehicles were destroyed. The disaster losses are two residential buildings, church – one, event centre – one, commercial buildings – four, market- one (consisting of 15 shanty shops), cars – 11, mini trucks – two, bus – one, heavy-duty truck – one.

Sixteen people were found to have serious injuries and were taken to various hospitals, including Iju water works clinic. Two people out of the above 16 were referred to General Hospital. They are in critical condition.”

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