Three injured, cars destroyed in gas explosion


At least, three persons were reportedly injured Wednesday afternoon after a gas cylinder exploded in Victoria Island, Lagos.

The incident took place at the Four Point by Sheraton Hotel, Oniru in Victoria Island, Lagos at about 12:35 pm

It was gathered that one of the cylinder hoses brought by the welders had leakage which triggered the explosion, the Nation reports.

According to Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Dr. Femi Oke-Osayintolu confirming the incident said recovery operation was ongoing.

He added that several vehicles on the premises, room windows, and other items were shattered.

He said: “The situation is under control as a combined effort of the LASEMA Response Unit (LRU), Nigeria Police alongside a staff of the hotel are on ground to ensure a swift recovery.

“A total of three people sustained severe injuries as a result of the blast and two have been rushed to Lagos Island General hospital for intensive care by LASEMA Ambulance Unit while one was rushed to a nearby private hospital.

“Several cars and hotel room windows were shattered as a result of flying objects due to the blast. Recovery operation ongoing.”

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