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(NEWSFLASH) Lagos Gas Explosion: Three Injured - LASEMA

VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA - The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) on Wednesday confirmed that no fewer than three persons were injured in a gas explosion that occurred at Four Point by Sheraton Hotel, Oniru Victoria Island, Lagos State, Nigeria on Wednesday (today). 

The explosion, according to LASEMA equally affected part of the hotel building and damaged several cars.

According to LASEMA, "A gas cylinder used by welders working in the yard of the hotel premises caused the incident.

“On getting to the scene of the incident, a gas cylinder was said to have exploded within the vicinity of the hotel.

“Further investigations revealed that the gas cylinder used by welders working in the yard of the hotel premises exploded due to a leakage of one of the gas cylinder hose.

“A total of three people sustained severe injuries as a result of the blast and two has 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 items flying objects due to the blast.

“The situation is under control as a combined efforts of the LASEMA Response Unit and Nigeria Police. 

"Members of Staff of the hotel are also on ground to ensure a swift recovery. Recovery operation ongoing.”

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