A gas plant exploded Thursday morning at the Ipaja area of Alimosho local government area of Lagos, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has said.
The fire destroyed several properties and the number of casualties is yet to be ascertained.
The explosion occurred at 6 a.m., Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu said in a statement.
“We have activated an emergency response plan. Update will follow,” Dr Oke-Osanyintolu added.
Meanwhile,several residents in the affected area took to the internet with pictures and videos, asking the public to come to their rescue.