There was an explosion at Allen Gas, a cooking gas supplier, depot in Isolo, Ago Palace Way, in Lagos, on Saturday afternoon. Three people were injured according to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
Sources said the explosion occurred while gas-laden cylinders were being off-loaded from a truck at the depot.
According to NEMA Public Relations Officer, Ibrahim Farinloye, two gas tankers were destroyed in the explosion.
He said: “I can confirm to you that there was a gas explosion at Allen Gas in Isolo but nobody died in the fire incident. Only three persons sustained injuries; two individuals and a fireman. The two persons sustained high degree of burns and they have been taken to the hospital. The third person, a fireman, only sustained a minor injury while trying to put the fire ou”
As at the time of filing this report, police could not ascertain the cause for the blast.