JUST IN: Gas station explodes in Lagos

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LASEMA operatives putting out the fire from an oil tanker on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
FILE: LASEMA operatives putting out the fire from an oil tanker on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

A gas station has exploded in Baruwa area of Lagos on Thursday morning, the state emergency agency has confirmed.

The explosion reportedly occurred at around 6am this morning as residents woke up to the shock of the explosion.

According to the Director General of the Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA), Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the agency has activated an emergency response plan.

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He said emergency responders have been mobilised to the explosion site.