Two More Deaths Takes Lagos LPG Tanker Explosion Casualty To Five

Two More Deaths Takes Lagos LPG Tanker Explosion Casualty To Five

Two more deaths have taken the death toll in the gas explosion on Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, in the Maryland area of Lagos State, on Thursday night, to five.

This was disclosed by the Lagos State Commissioner for Special Duties, Tayo Bamgbose-Martins, while addressing reporters at the scene of the incident on Friday morning.

According to Bamgbose-Martins, three victims died at the scene while two died at the hospital.

Bamgbose-Martins said: “Lives were lost. We had about 13 people rescued but we understand that out of the 13 people, we’ve lost two of them which mean that we’ve only rescued 11. We’ve recovered three bodies again this morning. They’ve started moving them away from here.”

The Commissioner, who also said that investigation is ongoing, disclosed that a special committee by the state government which has agencies of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation {NNPC} as members are working to end gas explosions in the state.

NaijaNewsNow had reported earlier that three persons lost their lives in the explosion which occurred around 10.32 pm on Thursday.

About 25 vehicles were burnt in the inferno that followed the explosion while the Ogun State Property & Investment Corporation Plaza was badly damaged.


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