A gas station in the Baruwa community of Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State has exploded.
Reports say unexpected explosion rocked the has station identified as Best Roof Cooking Gas on Thursday morning.
It was gathered that the incident which occurred around 05:45 am on Thursday, has claimed the lives of four persons, while many were injured.
Many houses were said to have been affected.
A primary school and other properties in the area got burnt.
First responders including men of the Lagos Fire Service and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency have been drafted to the area.
Confirming the incident, LASEMA Director-General, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, in a statement, said, “On arrival at the scene of the incident, it was observed that there was a gas explosion at the aforementioned location.
“Further investigation at the scene revealed that the gas station belonging to Best Roof Cooking Gas exploded by burning buildings around. The cause of the explosion could not be ascertained at the moment.
“Unfortunately, four mortalities were recorded and several others injured.
“A combined effort of the Agency’s Tiger team, Dolphin team, LRU Fire, LASG Fire Service, NPF, NUPENG, and LNSC are on ground to curtail the spread of the fire to other buildings.”