Gas Explosion in Baruwa Lagos State
There are reports of a gas Explosion that occurred today, 8th of October, 2020 at about 5:45 in the morning at Baruwa, Ipaja, Alimosho LGA, Lagos State.
Eight People have been confirmed dead following the incident. The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu,confirmed the incident. He said:
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.
Firefighters and rescue workers are operating at the incident scene.
The gas emission has been identified and curtailed. Damping down is ongoing.P
Post-disaster assessment will be carried out and further updates providedOlufemi Oke-Osanyintolu
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