Gas explosion in Lagos hotel, 3 injured

Gas explosion in Lagos hotel, 3 injured

- A gas explosion has injured some people in Lagos

- Several vehicles were also destroyed in the explosion

- Recovery operation is ongoing according to LASEMA

A gas cylinder has exploded at the Four Point By Sheraton Hotel, Oniru in Victoria Island, Lagos on Wednesday, December 4.

The incident is reported to have caused varying injuries to at least three people.

According to the newspaper, the explosion occurred at about 12:35 pm.

Some artisans were doing welding job inside the hotel premises when the incident occurred.

One of the cylinder hoses brought by the welders was reported to have leakage.

This consequently triggered the explosion.

Several vehicles in the premises, room windows and other items were shattered, the Nation reports.

This was disclosed by Dr. Femi Oke-Osayintolu,, director general Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA).

Going further, he said recovery operation was ongoing.

Meanwhile, recall that reported following a gas explosion in Lagos on Thursday, November 28, four people lost their lives while 23 were injured.

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The incident occurred at Aduke Street, Ifelodun local council development area of the state.

Among the dead people were two kids.

Oke-Osanyintolu said only 23 were injured.

“Further investigations revealed that the fire ignited as a result of a call being made by an unidentified resident which escalated to other nearby shops and a bungalow behind the shops.

“Unfortunately, two children (male and female) lost their lives and multiple burn casualties were recorded; a total of 23 in number.

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“The second body met at the scene was identified as Damilare Afolabi and the remains were bagged by the LASEMA Response Team (LRT) and handed over to the family," he said. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better

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