A tanker accident in the Iju Ishaga area of Lagos State has caused a gas explosion that has left many feared dead and injured.
Buildings and vehicles in the area were not spared as they were affected in the explosion.
Spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, 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.
“Several persons were injured and have been taken to the nearest hospital for treatment.
“The inferno is being tackled by the combined efforts of the LASEMA Response Team led by the Director Operations, LRU Fire, LASG Fire Service, Nigeria Police Force, and NSCDC.
“Dampening down ongoing.”
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