Many thought they were dead because a loud explosion had just occurred in the Iju region of Lagos on Thursday afternoon, September 24, shortly before 3:30.
An eyewitness said the explosion had come from a gas plant near Grailland, located around Iju Hills.
“Around 03.30 pm, we only heard a loud sound and suddenly we started to see smoke. The explosion is huge and we are not aware of the fatalities, but several people are injured.” an eyewitness said.
Residents of Iju and nearby communities are calling for urgent intervention by the fire department and other emergency services, as at the time Tropics Nigeria was filing of this article.