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Less than 48 hours after petrol tanker explosion and multiple deaths in Kogi, another tanker explodes in Lagos, killing scores

A gas tanker explosion occurred at the Ifako-Ijaye area of Lagos this Thursday, with more than 50 persons reported to have sustained varying degrees of injuries.

The Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, while confirming the incident said efforts are being made to put out the resulting fire from the explosion.

He said, “The Agency has activated its response plan to the fire incident at Cele Bus Stop, Ifako-Ijaye LGA and will provide further updates, Lagosians are kindly urged to exercise calm.’’

According to a statement from LASEMA, an unidentified truck conveying gasoline had a lone accident and exploded.

“The impact of the explosion led to fire on adjoining buildings and several vehicles burnt,” the agency said. Several persons were injured and have been taken to the nearest hospital for treatment.”

The Lagos is explosion is happening less than 48 hours after another tanker collided with a tricycle in Felele area of Kogi killing more than 30 persons. The Kog state governor Yahaya Bello during a visit to the works and housing minister, Babatunde Fashola blamed the accident on the poor shape of federal roads in the state.