Three people have been killed while several others sustained injuries in a gas explosion that occurred in Lagos State.
The gas explosion occurred in the early hours of Tuesday morning on Ojekunle Street in Ladipo area of Mushin, Lagos State.
It was gathered that the explosion happened around 8am.
The Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, confirmed that three persons lost their lives in the incident.
In an ‘Emergency Alert,’ Adeseye identified the victims as three male adults.
“The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service is currently attending to a Gas Explosion at 21, Ojekunle Street, Ladipo, Mushin Lagos.
“The Gas incident which was reported at 08:42 hours Tuesday morning via the State emergency reporting platform was swiftly responded to by a combination of the State first and secondary responders.
“On arrival at the scene, it was discovered that it is an open space used for several activities including a beer parlour, mechanic workshop, spare parts sale and gas shop amongst others while housing a makeshift structure.
“Three male adults had been recovered as rescue and recovery operations continue in an environment isolated from causing any further secondary incident.
“Preliminary investigations to establish the fact of the incident continue and further discovery will be made public,”she said.