A gas pipeline at Magboro, along Lagos-Ibadan expressway, has reportedly burst open on Wednesday morning, December 16, leaving residents and vacationers fleeing to security.
As on the time of this report, the reason for the leakage remains to be unknown, nevertheless residents along that axis have fled from their houses for concern of a gas explosion.
Motorists and vacationers are additionally afraid of plying that street for now, till the gas leakage is stopped.
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In early October, 8 folks have been confirmed useless in a gas explosion that rocked Best Roof Cooking Gas in Baruwa space of Alimosho Local Government of Lagos state.
The preliminary demise toll was 4, nevertheless the Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu said that it has elevated to eight, including that they’re nonetheless assessing the scene.
Addressing newsmen on the variety of fatalities, He stated,
“The explosion occurred and the company activated a response plan. Initial catastrophe evaluation is as follows: casualties nonetheless being assessed however eight fatalities have been recognized up to now. 25 homes which are largely bungalows, 16 lock-up retailers and one major college have been affected.
“Firefighters and rescue staff are working on the incident scene. The gas emission has been recognized and curtailed. Damping down is ongoing.
“Post-disaster assessment will be carried out and further updates provided”