16 persons severely injured, vehicles and some other properties lost as gas tank explodes in Lagos

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Sixteen people, on Thursday, sustained varying degrees of injuries, a plank while a plank Market and a yet to be ascertained number of vehicles were razed in Lagos following a gas tanker explosion which occurred at Iju Ishaga Eliot, Lagos State.

The incident occurred at about 3.50pm when a 30 ton LPG Tanker being operated by Mana Gas Ltd was involved in an explosion which escalated and destroyed several vehicles, X and Y Event Center and a plank Market in the axis.

It was gathered that a compromised seal device by the truck driver had led to gradual leakages which then ignited when the tyres burst. The resultant effects led to16 People found to have serious injured and were taken to various hospital including Iju water works Clinic.

Two persons were in critical condition and have been referred to General Hospital Ikeja while the remaining were given adequate first aid treatment. The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA, Dr.Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu confirmed the incident saying responders at the scene of incidence were LASEMA, Lagos Fire, Police and other emergency responders..

As at the time of this report, the fire had been extinguished and damping down was being carried out. Osanyintolu enumerated the post-disaster assessment as two residential buildings, church, event centre, plank Market, 11 cars, two mini trucks, a bus and truck.

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