Residents in the area testifed that the explosion was from a gas plant located around Iju Hills and close to Grailland.
An eyewitness, Ikechukwu, said, “We just heard a loud sound around 03.30 pm and we suddenly began to see smoke. The explosion is massive and we are not sure of the casualties but many people are injured.”
The spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Agency, Nosa Okunbor, confirmed the incident.
He noted that emergency responders have arrived at the scene of the incident.
“LASEMA Response Team is at Cele Bus Stop, Iju Ishaga. There is a gas explosion. Operation ongoing,” he added.
Communities such as Akute, Ajuwon, Ishaga, Fagba and Alagbole are asking for imemdiate intervention of the fire service and other emergency services.