No fewer than eight persons have been reported dead from the early morning gas and filling station explosion in Baruwa, Alimosho Local Government area of Lagos.
The explosion, which reportedly emanated from the Best Roof Cooking Gas, Unity Bus Stop, Fatade area of Baruwa occurred around 5.45 am on Thursday, 8 October 2020.
Given details of the casualties in the explosion, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the agency’s emergency response unit had been deployed in the area, adding that the explosion razed houses, shops, and a primary school.
He said, “The explosion occurred and the agency activated a response plan. Initial disaster assessment is as follows: casualties still being assessed but eight fatalities have been identified so far. 25 houses that are mostly bungalows, 16 lock-up shops, and one primary school have been affected”.