Two more persons died from Lagos gas explosion: NEMA
Additional two persons have been confirmed dead from Thursday’s gas tanker explosion at the Ogun State Property Investment Company (OPIC) Plaza in Ikeja, Lagos.
The death toll has now risen to five from the initial three reported by Peoples Gazette.
Ibrahim Farinloye, the head of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Lagos, confirmed the development on Friday.
Mr Farinloye said three bodies were earlier recovered from the scene of the incident by emergency response agencies.
“Sadly, two out of the 13 persons who were rescued and taken to the Trauma and Burns Centre at Gbagada General Hospital, passed on a few minutes ago.
“This makes a total of five persons killed in the explosion so far,’’ he said.
A Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) tanker had exploded while in motion at about 10.32 p.m on Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja.
No fewer than 25 cars were also destroyed while a part of the building was severely damaged by the explosion.
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