Eight persons have so far been confirmed dead in the gas explosion that occurred in Baruwa community, in the Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State in the early hours of Thursday, October 8th, 2020.
The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said
“The explosion occurred and the agency activated a response plan. Initial disaster assessment is as follows:
- casualties still being assessed but eight fatalities have been identified so far.
- 25 houses that are mostly bungalows, 16 lock-up shops and one primary school have been affected.
- Firefighters and rescue workers operated at the incident scene earlier today. The gas emission was identified and curtailed. Damping down Is on going.
- Post-disaster assessment will be carried out and further updates provided”