The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has disclosed that an open land with shanties and shops that continued gas cylinders stacked together caused the tragic gas explosion which shook the Ladipo area of Lagos on Tuesday morning.
This was written in a statement titled ‘LASEMA battles Ladipo Mushin Gas explosion,’ which was released by LASEMA on its official Facebook page.
LASEMA said it has deployed its Response Team, Eagle Squad at Cappa to contain the situation.
The Agency also said the fire from the explosion has been put under control by the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service and also the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps.
They assured the residents to remain calm as the havoc is being contained.
The statement reads, “The Agency’s Response Team, Eagle Squad at Cappa have been deployed to a fire outbreak at Ojekunke Street, Ladipo Mushin today, Tuesday, 16th 2021.
On getting to the scene, the Response Team discovered an open land with shanties and shops where gas cylinders are stacked.
“Further investigation revealed that the gas ignited and exploded.
“However, the Agency’s Team and its Fire Unit and Lagos State Fire & Rescue Service and Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps, “LNSC, have been able to put the fire under control and the firemen are blanketing the affected area.
“Unfortunately, three male adults have lost their lives to the accident “The DG/CEO LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu appeals to all residents in the area to remain calm and be cautious of their surroundings as the Responders are working better together to subdue the fire.