There has been an explosion at a gas station in the Baruwa community of the Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State.
The incident occurred around 05:45 am on Thursday.
Emergency first responders including men of the Lagos Fire Service and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, have been drafted to the area.
According to LASEMA, the cause of the explosion could not be ascertained at the moment.
Unfortunately, four mortalities were recorded and several others injured.
A combined effort of the Agency’s Tiger team, Dolphin team, LRU Fire, LASG Fire Service, NPF, NUPENG, and LNSC are on ground to curtail the spread of the fire to other buildings. Dampening down ongoing
Reports said the fire is gradually being combated.
LASEMA Director-General, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu has urged residents to remain calm.
iBrandTV gathered that a woman and two children were said to be among the victims of the gas explosion. As at 8.37am, the victims were being taken to a more intensive burn hospital after the initial first aid treatment.
According to Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, Acting Zonal Coordinator, South-West Zonal Office, NEMA, who confirmed this in an interview in Lagos, said that three persons have been rescued.
“Also affected included a gas tanker truck, one Pick-up van, and one Tricycle,” Sule told