The explosion which occurred around 5.45 am has been contained. Gas emission has been identified and curtailed. Damping down is ongoing.
Post-disaster assessment will be carried out and further updates provided.
Initial disaster assessment is as follows:
Casualties still being assessed, 8 fatalities identified so far
25 houses (mostly bungalows, 16 lock-up shops, 1 Primary School.
Updates will follow as firefighters and rescue workers continue to operate at the incident scene. Lagosians should kindly allow for responders to carry out their duties.
More updates to follow:
Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu