File Photo of an Explosion scene

At least three persons have been reported to have died after a gas cylinder exploded in the Victoria Islan axis of Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial city.

Eye9ja reports that the incident occurred on Wednesday, November 3 at Four Point, by Sheraton Hotel, Oniru in Victoria Island, Lagos at about 12:35 pm.

It was gathered that one of the cylinder hoses brought by the welders had leakage; a development that triggered the explosion.

While speaking on the incident, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Dr. Femi Oke-Osayintolu was reported to have revealed that recovery operation was ongoing.

He added that several vehicles on the premises, room windows, and other items were affected.

He said: “The situation is under control as a combined effort of the LASEMA Response Unit (LRU), Nigeria Police alongside a staff of the hotel are on ground to ensure a swift recovery.

“A total of three people sustained severe injuries as a result of the blast, and two have been rushed to Lagos Island General hospital for intensive care by LASEMA Ambulance Unit while one was rushed to a nearby private hospital.

“Several cars and hotel room windows were shattered as a result of flying objects due to the blast. Recovery operation ongoing.”

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