Three people have been confirmed dead while 13 others suffered severe burns in a fire incident caused by a gas tanker explosion in Lagos.
The explosion which occurred shortly before Thursday midnight around Ogun state property investment company Plaza in the Maryland area of Ikeja also damaged 25 vehicles parked within the premises.
A combined team of firefighters from the Lagos State Fire service, Federal Fire Service and Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA later brought the fire under control and prevented it from spreading to other properties within the radius.
Bodies of victims, three males, have been recovered while those who sustained various degrees of injuries have been taken to hospital for medical attention
Emergency management operatives are still at the scene to prevent a second explosion, and urged residents to find alternative routes as much as possible.