Following the gas explosion that rocked the Ladipo area of Mushin, Lagos State, on Tuesday, the Senate has ordered an investigation into the incident.
Naija News reports that the fatal incident resulted in the death of five persons, with 10 others injured and 12 properties totally destroyed.
During Wednesday’s plenary, Senator Olamilekan Adeola (APC – Lagos West) raised a motion on the floor of the Senate calling for an urgent need to investigate the explosion.
After much deliberation, the red chamber immediately ordered the probe of the remote and immediate causes of the explosion.
It directed its Committees on Petroleum Downstream and Gas to carry out the investigation and report back with a view to avoiding future occurrences.
The Senate also mandated the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development to immediately send relief materials to affected victims and pay medical bills of hospitalized victims.
The red chamber promises to write a condolence letter to the people and government of Lagos State on the deaths arising from the explosion.
It, however, observed a minute silence in honour of innocent Nigerians that lost their lives in the national tragedy.
Meanwhile, an early morning tanker explosion that occurred on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Wednesday has left five people burnt to death.
The accident which took place at about 4:46am around Tunji Alegi Filling Station Kwakyama corridor of Ogere, Ogun State also had five vehicles parked along the road burnt down.
The unfortunate happening has been confirmed by the spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun State Sector Command of the FRSC, Florence Okpe.
According to her, operatives of the fire service Sagamu, PTD Ogere, and Gateway Police Station old tollgate Leo in Ogere joined in efforts to clear the scene and put the fire out.