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Lagos gas plant on fire

Lagos gas plant on fire

No fewer than 10 persons have been reported dead in the explosion that rocked a gas plant in Lagos on Monday.

The gas plant is situated on CMD Road, opposite Magodo Brooks Estate.

As the flame could be seen from as far as a kilometer away, even as men of the Lagos state fire service who were the first responders on the scene battled the inferno.

It was gathered that those that died were those sleeping around the vicinity, while the injured were officials of the Second Coming Gas Station. Adesina added that although there are different accounts of what led to the outbreak, he assured Lagosians that the agency will carryout a thorough investigation to unravel the real cause and prevent recurrence.

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On arrival at the scene, it was discovered that the gas plant was engulfed by the inferno.

The fire incident in Magodo area of Lagos was brought under control by firefighters after three hours.

He also said that the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company, IKEDC, had also isolated power supply from the affected area to avoid any other incident.


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