PHOTOS/VIDEO: Panic In Ogun, Lagos As Explosion Rocks Communities

Published On: September 24, 2020, 6:00 pm (1 month ago)
Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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Panic gripped residents of Lagos and Ogun border communities this afternoon following an explosion and massive fire.

The explosion, which was heard as far as Harmony Estate and Obawole, Ogba, Iju in Lagos as well as Akute Ogun State, was said to have occurred around 3:30pm around Balogun Bus Stop in Ishaga.

It was gathered the loud bang, which many residents reported across social media platforms was as a result of a gas tanker about to enter a newly built plant in a residential neighbourhood.

A lawyer, Fisayo Eluyare, who was among those who raised the alarm, said the explosion nearly brought down his house.

He wrote: “Gas explosion nearly brought my house down! The explosion didn’t even happen very close to my house but it shook the whole house and almost shattered my windows.

“The light from the explosion came very close to my building. Thank you God o.”

Other residents appealed for emergency responders to be alerted as the fire, they claimed, was already entering nearby homes.