The Director-General Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, has given an update on the gas explosion that occurred at Abule-Ado area of the state.
Naija News reports that the Lagos explosion which happened at about 8: 50 am, was said to have affected residents of Surulere, Ijegun, Ikotun, Egbeda, Abule Ado, Okota, Isheri Olofin, FESTAC, Satellite Town.
In an interview with NAN on Sunday, Oke-Osanyintolu disclosed that 17 bodies have were found after the gas explosion, adding that 25 casualties are also being treated for injuries.
The LASEMA boss urged residents of Abule Ado to shun the spread of fake news concerning the Lagos explosion.
He said: “We the LASEMA Response Team arrived at the incident scene and it was discovered that a raging fire had displaced several residents who fled their abodes for fear of being caught up in the inferno.
“The primary cause of the explosion is yet unknown.
“There are a number of secondary explosions which have caused significant damage to multiple buildings including the levelling of a Church to the ground and the destruction of St. Margaret’s Girls Hostel.
“The causes are yet to be determined, while security agents are investigating the cause of the explosion.”
Oke-Osanyintolu said that recovery and rescue activities were carried out by the Ministry of Special Duties, LASEMA, Lagos State Fire Service crew, Federal Fire Service Department, Safety Commission, Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) and other first responders.