Lagos gas explosion wrecks havoc… injures 30, destroys vehicles, houses

A gas explosion at Iju Ishaga area in Lagos state have injured atleast 30 people on Thursday.

Blueprint gathered that 15 vehicles and 23 buildings were destroyed.

Among the buildings affected are X and Y Event Center, a church, and a plank market.

According to an eye witness Ikechukwu, “We just heard a loud sound around 03.30 pm and we suddenly began to see smoke. The explosion is massive and we are not sure of the casualties, but many people are injured.”

The spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Agency, Nosa Okunbor, confirmed the incident.

A total of 23 buildings and 15 vehicles were destroyed. The disaster losses are two residential buildings, church – one, event centre – one, commercial buildings – four, market- one (consisting of 15 shanty shops), cars – 11, mini trucks – two, bus – one, heavy-duty truck – one.

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