At least three persons sustained varying injuries Wednesday afternoon after a gas cylinder exploded at the Four Point By Sheraton Hotel, Oniru in Victoria Island, Lagos.
Thelagostimes gathered that the explosion occurred at about 12:35 pm while some artisans were doing welding job inside the hotel premises. It was gathered that one of the cylinder hoses brought by the welders had leakage which triggered the explosion.
A twitter user, Adeyemi Olalemi shared a video of the scene of the accident.
Moments after the Gas Explosion at Four Points By Sheraton pic.twitter.com/vWtpCm655c
— Adeyemi Olalemi 🇳🇬 (@yemi4tweet) December 4, 2019
Several vehicles in the premises, room windows and other items were reportedly shattered.
According to Director General Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Dr. Femi Oke-Osayintolu, recovery operation was ongoing.
“A total of three people sustained severe injuries as a result of the blast and two have been rushed to Lagos Island General hospital for intensive care by LASEMA Ambulance Unit while one was rushed to a nearby private hospital.
“Several cars and hotel room windows were shattered as a result of flying objects due to the blast. Recovery operation ongoing.”