The death toll in the gas explosion that happened in Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, in the Maryland area of Lagos State, on Thursday night, has risen to five.
The development was disclosed by the Commissioner for Special Duties in the state, Tayo Bamgbose-Martins while speaking with newsmen at the scene of the incident.
Bamgbose-Martines noted that three victims died at the scene while two died at the hospital.
Bamgbose-Martins said, “Lives were lost. We had about 13 people rescued but we understand that out of the 13 people, we’ve lost two of them which means that we’ve only rescued 11. We’ve recovered three bodies again this morning. They’ve started moving them away from here.”
The commissioner further stated that investigation is ongoing, adding that a special committee by the state government, which has agencies of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation as members, is working to end gas explosions in the state.
The spokesman for the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Nosa Okunbor, on Friday also confirmed that five people have lost their lives in the incident.
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