Two persons have been confirmed dead while several others were injured in an explosion at a gas plant in the Magodo axis of Lagos State. It was gathered that the incident which specifically happened at Second Coming Gas Station along CMD road, Magodo started in the wee hours of Monday.
Our Correspondent reports that Lagos State Fire service, Federal Road Safety Corps, Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, LASTMA, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA and other emergency responders were already on ground to put out the inferno and prevent it from spreading. It was gathered that those that died were those sleeping around the vicinity, while the injured were officials of the Second Coming Gas Station. An official of LASEMA was also injured and has since been taken to the hospital by a standby ambulance. Speaking in an interview with journalists, the General Manager of LASEMA, Adesina Tiamiyu said the agency received an emergency call at about 7am, informing them of the inferno at the scene and responded accordingly. Adesina added that although there are different accounts of what led to the outbreak, he assured Lagosians that the agency will carry out a thorough investigation to unravel the real cause and prevent recurrence.