A Gas Company, Archers Gas limited in Amuwo Odofin Industrial estate, Lagos has exploded, killing 1 and injuring 3 people.
The decaesed, Hassan Usman was burnt to death in the inferno, while three others had various degrees of burns, and were rushed to a hospital in Mushin.
According to an eye-witness, residents first heard a loud bang that resembled a bomb blast and everyone scampered for safety.
When the Police at Area E Command, Festac was reached, the senior police officer, whose name was withheld, confirmed the incident.
“At about 11pm, on the last day of March. One Bode Adelu, Personal Assistant to the managing director of the company at 19B Amuwo Odofin Industrial Estate, came to our Station in company with Obatade Wasiu, who is also the factory manager of the company to report that there was a explosion in the company.
“They reported that one person is dead, three others injured, while property worth several millions were destroyed. The complaints told us that the injured were rushed to Awesome Hospital, Mushin.
“Immediately we got the report, our DPO, CSP Gboyega Balogun, led a team of policemen to the scene where necessary things were done and the body of Usman was evacuated and taken to Mainland Hospital Mortuary for autopsy. I won’t tell you lies, we are yet to determine the cause of the explosion. We are Investigating,” he revealed