Lagos Gas Plant Explosion Kills Eight

Eight persons have died after a gas plant exploded in the Ipaja area of Lagos on Thursday, a statement by the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu said.

According to him, the incident occurred around around six in the morning.

Several properties were destroyed, he said.

25 houses, 16 lock-up shops and a Primary School were affected by the fire.

An official of the Nigerian Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), who spoke to Channels Television at the scene said a generator triggered the fire.

Rescue operations are still ongoing.

This comes barely two weeks after a tanker explosion occurred in the iju, Ajuwon area of the state.

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