13 Dead, Many Others Injured In Baruwa Explosion
A Liquefied Petroleum Gas plant located along Candos Road, Baruwa, Ipaja-Ayobo, suddenly exploded in the early hours of yesterday, Thursday 8th October and engulfed the entire area, killing at least 13 persons with several others injured and properties lost.
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It was gathered that a tanker was in the process of discharging it’s content at the Best Roof Gas Plant Station but unfortunately, a generating set in the station was working and suddenly sparked which exploded and threw the discharging tanker across the road.
The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, blamed the incident on carelessness on the part of the operators.
Giving the post disaster assessment of the explosion, he said a total number of eight bodies were recovered at the scene while 15 victims suffered major burns and have been transferred to Gbagada General Hospital Burns Unit.
About 25 buildings were wrecked during the explosion out of which 10 were severely affected.
Also, 16 shops, a private school building and a hotel were razed while a Pentecostal Church, Folem was mildly affected.
This incident happened just about two weeks after a similar explosion in Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos State.
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