Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has confirmed the death of a 35year old man who died as a result of a gas explosion that occurred at Alafia bus stop beside Atlas, in Orile Iganmu axis of Lagos State on Monday.
The agency noted that not only the deceased was affected by the explosion as four other persons sustained several injuries. The dead have since been identified as Ajobola Olaoye, age 35 who died while working on heavy-duty equipment.
Nosa Okunbor, the head of Public Affairs, LASEMA, said, “Upon arrival at the scene of the incident, it was discovered that there was an explosion from a gas cylinder used in welding a truck flatbed with an unknown registration number. The explosion was a result of gas leakage from the cylinder.
“However, an adult male (Ajibola Olaoye, 35yrs) lost his life at the scene of the incident and four adult males sustained injuries and had been rushed to the hospital before the arrival of emergency responders.
“The dead victim was bagged by the LRT and handed over to his family in the presence of Officers of the Nigerian Police Force from Amukoko Division.”