Gas explosion: Five feared dead

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    About five persons were feared dead as a result of gas explosion in Lagos early Thursday.

    The explosion occurred at Candos Road, Baruwa Inside, Lagos. A tanker was in the process of discharging its content at a petrol station when the incident occurred.

    According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) the explosion occurred at about A 20 minutes to 6 a.m. at Candos Road, Baruwa Inside, Lagos,

    “The agency said, “A LPG tanker was in the process of discharging at the Best Roof Plant Station and the Station Generator was on and from where it was reported that explosion erupted.

    “The explosion threw the discharging tanker across the road.

    There are casualties, five bodies have been recovered but search and recovery will be carried out after the emergency phase.

    “Many buildings have been destroyed.

    “The Best Roof Gas Plant Station is located in densely populated community.”

    A situation report by the the Acting Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, indicated that the fire had been put off,

    He said, “After putting out the initial fire, the stored gas in station started discharging the gas but without explosion currently. So far, five have been recovered dead and three rescued alive.

    Those rescued include a woman and two children and they have been taken to the hospital for treatment.

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