Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Spread the love
Home ECONOMY 23 Buildings, 15 Vehicles Destroyed, Dozens Injured in Lagos Explosion

23 Buildings, 15 Vehicles Destroyed, Dozens Injured in Lagos Explosion

Spread the love
No fewer than 23 buildings and 15 vehicles were destroyed following a gas explosion that occurred at Iju Ishaga, Lagos State Thursday.
A statement from the Lagos State Emergency Agency also said about 30 people were injured as a result of the explosion.
Spokesman of the agency, Mr. Nosa Okunbor, in the statement said 20 adult males and 10 adult females were injured.
Part of his statement reads, “On arrival at the scene, it was observed that there was a gas explosion.
“Further investigation revealed that a truck had a lone accident and exploded.
“The impact of the explosion affected adjoining buildings and several vehicles were burnt.
“It was confirmed that a 30 tonnes LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) Tanker being operated by Mana Gas Limited was involved in the explosion which injured 30 persons – 20 adult males and 10 adult females.
“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.
“Sixteen people were found to have serious injuries and were taken to various hospitals, including Iju water works clinic. Two people out of the above 16 were referred to General Hospital. They are in critical conditions.
Among the buildings affected are X and Y Event Centre, a church, and a plank market”.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

CBN Bars Importation of Meters, Releases Guidelines for Mass Metering Financing Programme

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Monday released guidelines for those wishing to access funding for mass metering programme in the country.The...

Fidelity Bank Wins SME Support Bank of the Year 2020

Aigbe emerges outstanding corporate communications personality Fidelity Bank Plc has added yet another accolade to its burgeoning collection of awards. The bank,...

Bulk Tanker Operator to Explore Potential of Carbon Capture in Shipping

WMN..Swedish tanker shipping company Stena Bulk has joined forces with the voluntary energy group Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) in a...

Anambra: Monarch, Others Move to Resolve Isseke Communal Dispute

Efforts have been intensified by some well-meaning indigenes of Isseke town in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra state, to resolve the...

Recent Comments


Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)

Follow by Email