By JAMES EZEMA
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq, commiserates with the victims of the gas explosion which occurred at Baruwa, Alimosho area of Lagos on Thursday 8th October, 2020.
According to media reports, the gas tanker explosion occurred at 5:40 a.m. when a LPG tanker was discharging at the Best Roof Plant Station in the area.
Providing an update on the explosion, Ibrahim Farinloye, the Acting Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), said three persons were rescued while five bodies were recovered from the explosion.
Enumerating the losses recorded in the explosion, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said some buildings and property worth millions of naira were affected.
The Ministry reiterates her readiness to render support to Nigerians in crisis situations and ensure strategic disaster mitigation, preparedness and prevention.
The Ministry urges the populace to be vigilant and adhere strictly to safety measures to avert future fire disasters.