Residents of Ajuwon, Iju Ishaga, Lagos, have narrated how the gas explosion that rocked the area on Thursday happened.
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One of the residents, said a tanker had been delivering gas to a nearby plant before it started leaking. He said a disagreement between the supplier and the gas plant over the quantity demanded and supplied forced the supplier to deploy a bigger tanker.
He said it was difficult for the bigger tanker to navigate the bad roads leading to the plant which caused it to leak.
He told Newsbreak that the tanker exploded because the ignition of the truck was on. He revealed that the attendant and the driver died on the spot.
Also, vehicles parked around the site were burnt, while an event centre was badly damaged.
He said some parts of the tanker were flung to Kayode Street, located near the plant, destroying houses and vehicles. He added that it was the parts of the tanker that damaged houses, an electric pole and other property in the area.
He also said the monarch-elect of the area was injured when he came out of his house to see what had happened.
Another respondent told Newsbreak that governemnt must ensure gas plants are located far from residential areas. He said the effect of the explosion would not have been as bad if houses were not around it.
Another however disagreed, saying if filling stations are located around residential houses, gas plants could too. He however said caution must be applied by operators of such businesses.