The death toll on Thursday night in the Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way gas explosion in the state of Lagos, Maryland, has increased to 5.
Tayo Bamgbose-Martins, Lagos’ State Commissioner of Special Duties, said this while speaking to journalists on Friday morning on the scene of the incident.
Three victims were killed on the site, he said, while two were killed at the hospital.
“Lives have been lost,” Bamgbose-Martins stated. We had roughly 13 saved people but we realize we lost two out of 13 people, so we just rescued 11 people. This morning we got back three bodies. They’ve begun to move them away.”
The study is ongoing and a state government special committee with Nigerian national oil agencies as its members is working to end the gas explosions in the state, Bamgbose-Martins also said.
The spokesman for the State Emergency Management Agency of Lagos, Nosa Okunbor, also confirmed that 5 people died of the explosion that took place on Thursday around 11 p.m.
More than 22 vehicles were burnt during the explosion, whereas the Plaza Ogun State Property & Investment Corporation was seriously damaged.
By Olutayo Olusanya