Two people have been burnt to death and eight others sustained serious burns as gas exploded in a gas plant Magodo area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria earlier today.
Officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA and fire servicemen were on ground to quel the fire. General Manager, LASEMA, Adesina Tiamiyu said the agency was notofied about the explosion at the gas station, saying that on arrival at the scene, it was discovered that the gas plant was engulfed by the inferno.
According to Tiamiyu, the men of the Lagos State Fire Service with four fire trucks and the LRU Fire Unit with two fire trucks were able to curtail the spread to adjourning buildings in the area.
Other emergency responders on ground includes RRS, Federal Road Safety Corps, National Emergency Management Agency, Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps, Red Cross, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority and the Federal Fire Service.
Tiamiyu said the situation wascompletely under control with perimeter of the vicinity secured and evacuation of people away from the scene, adding that the officials of IKEDC had also completely isolated power supply from the affected area to avoid any other incident.
He, however, assured that proper investigation would be conducted to ascertain the possible cause and to prevent future re-occurrence of this unfortunate and avoidable incident in the State.