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No Death, But Colossal Losses Recorded in Iju-Ishaga Gasoline Explosion

The Iju-Ishaga gasoline truck mishap has recorded devastating losses and damage as the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, conducted a post disaster assessment in which they enumerated the effects in the disaster as injuries of various degrees to ten (10) women and twenty (20) men; losses of two residential buildings, one church building, one events centre, four commercial buildings, a market square containing at least 15 shanty shops, eleven cars, two mini trucks, a boss, and a heavy-duty truck.

Also damaged are power distribution poles and power cables.

There was a gasoline explosion at the Cele Bus Stop of Iju-Ishaga. It was caused by a lone accident with an unidentified truck conveying gasoline which exploded and inflamed building structures and vehicles.

Several injured persons were taken to the hospital for care and treatment by combined efforts of LASEMA, State Fire Service, Nigeria Police Force, and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.

According to Nosa Okunbor who is Head, Public Affairs-LASEMA, the relevant authorities who responded at the scene of the tragic inferno are LASEMA Response Team, LRU Paramedics, LRU Fire Team, LASG Fire Service, NEMA, NPF, NSCDC, and the Red Cross/Crescent.

Total number of 23 Buildings and 15 vehicles were affected.

The scenes have been put under control after a long period of dampening down.

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