Baruwa Gas Explosion: Death toll rises to five

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Death toll from Thursday morning gas explosion at Baruwa, Ipaja has risen to five. This was after some burnt bodies were recovered from the scene of the explosion while many other injured victims were rushed to the hospital.

Residents of Alimoho area woke to the earlymorning explosion which occured at around 5:45am at a private gas station in the area, -the Best Roof Cooking Gas.

According to the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, rescue efforts had continued in the area since morning. He said the explosion razed more than 25 houses, 16 shops, and a primary school.

“The explosion occurred and the agency activated a response plan. Initial disaster assessment is as follows: casualties still being assessed but five fatalities have been identified so far. 25 houses that are mostly bungalows, 16 lock-up shops, and one primary school have been affected.

“Firefighters and rescue workers are operating at the incident scene. Gas emission has been identified and curtailed. Damping down is ongoing.” He said

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