Several people have been killed in an explosion at a gas retail shop in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, eyewitnesses have told the BBC.
This was the second gas explosion in Lagos today after an explosion in Magodo area killed at least two persons and seriously injured eight.
The latest explosion was suspected to have been caused by excessive heat on the cylinders locked up in the shop in the city’s Badagry area, the eyewitnesses added.
The director of Lagos Fire Service, Rasaq Fadipe, confirmed the incident, saying his men promptly responded to a “distress call” and brought the situation under control.
Mr Fadipe said he could not comment on the number of casualties, as he had not been fully briefed about the incident and investigations were still under way.