THE Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), has said several persons were injured when a gas tanker exploded in Iju Ishaga, Ifako Ijaiye local government area of Lagos State.
LASEMA in a statement by its Head, Public Affairs, Nosa Okunbor, stated that those injured were taken to the hospital.
“On arrival at the scene it was observed that there was a gas explosion at the aforementioned address.
“Further investigation revealed that an unknown truck conveying Gasoline had a lone accident and exploded.
“The impact of the explosion led to fire at adjoining buildings and several vehicles were burnt.
“Several persons were injured and have been taken to the nearest hospital for treatment.
“The inferno is being tackled head-on by the combined efforts of the LASEMA Response Team led by the Director Operations, LRU Fire, LASG Fire Service, Nigeria Police Force and NSCDC.
“Dampening down ongoing,” LASEMA said.