Three persons sustained sever injuries in a gas explosion that occurred at Four Point by Sheraton Hotel, Oniru Victoria Island, Lagos State.
As a result of the explosion, several cars and hotel rooms were shattered while those who sustained injuries were taken to Lagos Island General Hospital.
According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, the explosion was caused by a leaked gas cylinder used by welders working within the hotel premises.
According to the statement released by LASEMA; “Further investigations revealed that the gas cylinder used by welders working in the hotel premises exploded due to a leakage of one of the gas cylinder hose.
“A total of three people sustained severe injuries as a result of the blast and two has 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.
“The situation is under control due to a combined effort of the LASEMA Response Unit and Nigeria Police. Members of Staff of the hotel are also on the ground to ensure a swift recovery. Recovery operation ongoing.”