3 feared dead as gas explosion rocks Mobil filling station
A gas explosion which rocked a Mobil Filling Station in Itire, Surulere area of Lagos reportedly left about 3 people dead and many others injured.
Paramedics were spotted at the Mobil filling station, taking injured victims of the gas explosion to the hospital.
While we await more details of the explosion, it should be recalled that seven people lost their lives after gas explosions rocked the Ikosi Isheri and Badagry areas of Lagos State. While two people died after a gas leakage triggered an explosion in a gas plant on CMD Road, Ikosi Isheri, five residents were killed after a gas transload went awry in a retail shop in Ajara, Badagry.
Aside from the two people who were burnt beyond recognition, eight others reportedly suffered varying degrees of burns. There had been a gas leakage in the plant and while officials of the Lagos State Fire Service were assisting to fix the problem, the exhaust pipe of a speeding vehicle triggered an explosion.
Workers of the company, together with a firefighter, were said to have been thrown off by the impact of the explosion, as the fire consumed equipment and installations in the facility.