Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has confirmed that at least eight persons have lost their lives to the gas explosion that occurred in Baruwa community, in the Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State.

Recall that Newsbreakers reported that a gas explosion occurred around 5.45 a.m. this morning at Best Roof Cooking Gas, Unity Bus Stop, Fatade area of Baruwa, Lagos State. The fire raged for hours with several residents calling for help as the fire destroyed buildings closeby.

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed that the agency’s emergency response unit had been deployed in the area. According to him, eight people died from the attack with several buildings destroyed.

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”.

 

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