Explosion In Iju-Ishaga Lagos: This Is What We Know

September 24, 2020

An explosion has occurred in the Ajuwon, Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos today. The explosion happened around 3:30 pm on Thursday 24th September 2020, with many people stating that they do not know the cause of the explosion.

Video footages of the explosion have been circulating on social media:

An eyewitness told BBC Pidgin that a truck that was loaded with gas was the one that exploded while offloading gas in the Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos, causing the explosion.

It also reports that people have sustained injuries and burns and that officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) are already at the scene of the explosion to rescue people.

Meanwhile, gas explosions have become a recurring experience in Lagos and generally Nigeria, lately.

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