The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, has shared updates on the Gas Explosion which rocked Baruwa area of Lagos around 6am today.
The initial disaster assessment recorded 8 identified major fatalities which has been referred to Gbagada General Hospital Burns Unit, 25 Houses (mostly bungalows), 16 lock-up shops, one hotel and a private primary school.
8 casualties with major burns who have been transferred to the Gbagada General Hospital Burns Unit.
25 houses damaged of which 10 were classified as “Severely Affected”.
16 Shops Razed by the fire
1 Private Primary School
1 Hotel affected
3 Vehicles affected
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The Agency however noted that the gas emission has been identified and curtailed while damping down is ongoing.
Investigations indicate that this was an entirely avoidable incident caused by carelessness on the part of the operators.