At least, three people have been severely injured in a gas explosion which occurred on Wednesday, December 4; at the popular Four Point By Sheraton Hotel at Oniru Victoria Island in Lagos.
It was reported by eyewitnesses at Four Point that the cause of the explosion; was due to leakage from one of the hoses linked to a gas cylinder; used by welders working in the yard of Four Point.
This was further confirmed by the Director-General; Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Dr. Femi Oke-Osayintolu.
He stated, “The situation is under control as a combined effort of the LASEMA Response Unit (LRU); Nigeria Police alongside the 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”.
The three people who sustained severe injuries as a result of the blast; have been rushed to the hospital.
Two of them were rushed to Lagos Island General hospital for intensive care by the LASEMA Ambulance Unit; while one was rushed to a nearby private hospital.
Here is a video of the explosion as shared by a Twitter user:
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