Two persons have been reportedly killed and five others injured in another gas explosion that occurred at Orile-Iganmu area of Lagos State on Monday.
One of the deceased identified as Ajibola Olaoye, who was an artisan, died while working with his welding machine on an heavy duty equipment
Investigations and eyewitness accounts, revealed that the explosion was attributed to a leak in the supply of gas from the cylinder which the artisan was using leading to the explosion.
The incident was said to have occurred at around 4.45 pm at Wema Bank Bus Stop, in between Coker and Alafia Bus Stop, in Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state.
“At about 4:30pm this evening a welder at truck park infront of Atlas Company who was welding on one of the heavy duty equipment at the park resulted to explosion.
” The welder was affected and he died instantly, six other persons also sustained serious injury, they were quickly rush to nearby hospital but at the hospital another person who was among the six was also confirmed dead”, he said .
Head, Public Affairs, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Nosa Okunbor, said the agency’s response team recovered a dead artisan in the explosion which, he said occurred as a result of a gas explosion that occurred at Alafia busstop beside Atlas, in Orile Iganmu axis of Lagos this afternoon.
According to report of investigations and eye witness accounts, the explosion was attributed to a leak in the supply of gas from the cylinder leading to the death of the artisan utilising the welding equipment while working on a heavy duty equipment.
Ajibola Olaoye, 35 year old male, lost his life at the scene of the incident, while four other adult males sustained various degrees of injuries and were quickly taken to a nearby hospital.
Preliminary Report on the Orile Iganmu Gas Explosion at Alafia Street, has it that, “Upon arrival at the scene of incident, it was discovered that there was an explosion from a gas cylinder used in welding a truck flatbed with unknown registration number as a result of gas leakage from the cylinder.
“However, an adult male, Ajibola Olaoye, 35 years, lost his life at the scene of incident and four adult male sustained different degree of injuries. They have been rushed to the hospital before the arrival of the LRT. LRT, Police, LNSC and LASG fire service are responders at the scene as the entire area have been cordoned off to prevent any secondary incident.
“The dead victim (Ajibola Olaoye), was bagged by the LRT and handed over to his family in the presence of Officers of the Nigerian Police Force from Amukoko Division. The entire area have been cordoned off. Operation concluded”.
This incident is coming after a cooking gas explosion occurred penultimate Tuesday at Ajao Estate, Lagos, claimed three lives.Follow us on social media