Tension As Gas Plant Explodes Near RCCG Camp

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An explosion occurred on Monday near the Redemption Camp on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Tension As Gas Plant Explodes Near RCCG Camp

Fire gutted a gas plant near the Redemption Camp at Mowe Bus Stop, in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State.

It was gathered that the explosion sent residents into panic mode. Though the gas plant is not owned by RCCG, it was situated close to the Redemption Camp.

It was learned that no life was lost and nobody sustained injuries.

The spokesman for the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Nosa Okunbor, confirmed the explosion.

“The gas explosion occurred just before Redeemed main entrance. Incidentally, the thing is not owned by Redeemed but it is just by it, “Okunbor said. “It is by a filling station in a densely populated area.”

In an update obtained from LASEMA, the agency said the fire started from one of the cylinders before it escalated to the two other stationed trucks. It said the trucks and the affected cylinders were dampened to prevent the likelihood of a secondary incident. LASEMA also noted that there was no loss of life or injury recorded.

The First responders at the scene include the Lagos State Fire Service and the Federal Fire Service

Also, a statement by the Director of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Adeseye Margaret, identified the explosion site as Sun Contractor Project Services Limited.

“The fire which was reported at 11:22 hours, Monday, was subdued from causing a secondary incident by the Alausa and Ilupeju fire crews, leaving four stationed gas trucks severely burnt,” the statement partly read.

“There was neither a case of injury nor death as damping down of the fire has been concluded. The cause of the fire is unknown at the time of this report as a preliminary investigation is ongoing and will be made public.”

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