At least 30 people were injured on Thursday, September 24, after a fuel lorry exploded in the Ifako-Ijaiye area of Lagos. Emergency services responded to the explosion which destroyed several vehicles and nearby buildings. The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency stated that a faulty seal device in the vehicle led to gradual leakages, which then ignited when the tyres burst. Officials reported that at least 16 people suffered serious injuries with a further 14 given first aid treatment following the incident. The victims were taken to hospitals and the fire has since been extinguished.
Residual disruptions to transport amid clean-up operations are possible in the vicinity of the incident over the near term.
Those in the Ifako-Ijaiye area of Lagos are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the vicinity of the incident in the near term, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.
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