Gas explosion in Lagos, 5 dead, 13 injured

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No fewer than five people have died from the blast of a LPG tanker that exploded around the Ogun State Property Investment Company (OPIC) Plaza in Ikeja, Lagos, Thursday.

Three people died in the explosion while two of the 13 injured died while receiving treatment at the Gbagada General  Hospital.

The National Daily reported series of such explosion that rocked ogun state weeks ago

Ibrahim Farinloye, the acting zonal coordinator, South West Zonal Office, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), confirmed the development the Lagos incident.

He said three bodies were earlier recovered from the scene of the incident by emergency response agencies.

“Sadly, two persons out of the 13 who were rescued and taken to the Trauma and Burns Centre at Gbagada General Hospital, died a few minutes ago.

“This makes a total of five persons killed in the explosion so far,’’ he said.