The number of casualty recorded in the gas explosion on Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, the Maryland area of Lagos State, on Thursday night, has risen to five.
Tayo Bamgbose-Martins, Lagos State Commissioner for Special Duties, disclosed while addressing reporters at the scene of the incident on Friday morning.
Tayo Bamgbose-Martins said, three victims died at the scene while two died at the hospital, Infoxclusive learned.
Bamgbose-Martins said, “Lives were lost. We had about 13 people rescued but we understand that out of the 13 people, we’ve lost two of them which means that we’ve only rescued 11. We’ve recovered three bodies again this morning. They’ve started moving them away from here.”
Meanwhile, investigation is ongoing, and a special committee by the state government which has agencies of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation as members are working to end gas explosions in the state.
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