Four persons are feared dead in the gas explosion that occurred in Baruwa area of Ipaja in Lagos State on Thursday morning.
The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the agency’s emergency response unit had been deployed in the area, adding that the explosion razed houses, shops and a primary school.
“The explosion occurred and the agency activated a response plan. Initial disaster assessment is as follows: casualties still being assessed but eight fatalities have been identified so far. 25 houses that are mostly bungalows, 16 lock- up shops and one primary school have been affected. He said.
He further said that the “Firefighters and rescue workers are operating at the incident scene. The gas emission has been identified and curtailed. Damping down is ongoing.
The agency has activated our emergency response plan”.