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JUST IN: Gas explodes in Iju, Lagos


A gas explosion has occurred at Iju Ishaga, Lagos State.

It was gathered that many people were injured.

It was further gathered that buildings around the scene of the explosion suffered a partial collapse, PUNCH reports.

As of the time of filing this report, the details of the gas explosion were sketchy.

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An eyewitness, Ikechukwu, said,

“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.

He noted that emergency responders have arrived at the scene of the incident.

“LASEMA Response Team is at Cele Bus Stop, Iju Ishaga. There is a gas explosion. Operation ongoing,” he added.


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Details later…