7 die, many injured as gas plant, depot explode in Lagos .

TWO persons died when a gas plant at Magodo, Ikosi-Isheri Local Council Development Area of Lagos, belonging to Second Coming Company Nigeria Limited, exploded yesterday. 

The fate of some severely burnt persons was yet to be ascertained, as they were said to be unconscious at a Lagos Teaching Hospital, while those that sustained varying degrees of burns, were also being treated. Those affected were staff of the company. But reports had it that some persons who had gone to transact business at the company were also affected.

It was gathered that three gas reservoir tanks, a 33,000-litre gas truck, the administrative block of the company, electric power generating set, gas cylinders and other equipment were destroyed in the inferno. The cause of the explosion was attributed to gas leakage at the plant located on CMD Road.


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