Scores of people were on Thursday evening injured, properties burnt in Gas tanker explosion at Ajuwon Iju-ishaga road, Lagos State.
The spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Agency, Nosa Okunbor, who confirmed the incident, urged residents to stay calm as LASEMA Response Team is at Cele Bus Stop, Iju Ishaga.
Twitter users have shared series of videos showing the explosion.
EXPLOSION LIVE AT AJUWON🥺💔💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/gIPJoQHLzs
— vIRGO👽 (@tobiodumade) September 24, 2020
Wawu gas explosion at iju ajuwon yall be careful out there pic.twitter.com/UrphbsyBQM
— Laycon&85milli (@_starbiola) September 24, 2020
Explosion at Iju Ajuwon Lagos
Please RT for neccessary authorities to deploy their men.
Please stay safe 🙏 pic.twitter.com/tayrSsWdn3
— Tosin Olugbenga (@TosinOlugbenga) September 24, 2020
God is great!! To think that I passed this route just minutes before this lagos fire outbreak… Our hearts are with the residents of Greyland, Iju Ishaga & Ajuwon community 😢 pic.twitter.com/JxYsgzL1hd
— Mazi Chicha 🤴 (@Paht_rick) September 24, 2020
Happening Now: Gas Tanker Explosion in Isale Inu. The road that connects Ajuwon (Ogun state) and Iju Ishaga (Lagos state) pic.twitter.com/A4DiNUZWIh
— Hanyta Paul (goddess of desire) (@HanytaPaul) September 24, 2020
This is happening in Iju Ajuwon axis here in Lagos
Stay safe please pic.twitter.com/KJ8xZVSALm
— Saheed Salami Jr Olawale🇳🇬 (@iamSalamiJr) September 24, 2020
This is happening right now in ajuwon alongside ishaga and no fire fighters yet😢😭😢jeeeeez😖😱😣 pic.twitter.com/GHaPeRZHD1
— Tee-mic clothings (@Teemic_clothing) September 24, 2020
Explosion hits Ajuwo, Iju Ishaga Lagos!!
Plus a wetin dey occur..
Stay safe my Lagos people!! pic.twitter.com/Ld8v90JqiQ
— Eerie (@Eerie_adolphus) September 24, 2020
KanyiDaily recalls that yesterday a fuel tanker ran into an oncoming vehicles after the brake failed around Felele area of Lokoja, Kogi State.
About 23 lives, including students of the state polytechnic and primary school pupils, died in the blaze, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed.