Lagos Gas Explosion: Farouq commiserates with victims



By Chimezie Godfrey
The Minister of , and Social Development has commiserated with victims of the gas explosion which occurred at Baruwa, Alimosho area of Lagos on Thursday 8th October, 2020.
This was contained in a issued by the Ministry’s Deputy Director of Press, Rhoda Iliya and made available to newsmen on Friday.
According to reports, the gas tanker explosion occurred at 5:40 a.m. when an LPG tanker was at the Best Roof Plant Station in the area.
Providing an update on the explosion, Ibrahim Farinloye, the Acting Coordinator of the Management Agency (NEMA), said three persons were rescued while five bodies were recovered from the explosion.
Enumerating the losses recorded in the explosion, the Lagos State Management Agency (LASEMA) said some buildings and worth millions of naira were affected.
The Minister reiterates her readiness to render to Nigerians in crisis situations and ensure disaster mitigation, and prevention.
She urged the populace to be vigilant and adhere strictly to safety to avert future fire disasters.