NEWS: Gas tanker blast in Lagos, Nigeria kills 40 people

At least 40 humans have been reportedly killed in a gasoline tanker explosion in Nigeria’s Logos State, local media suggested Friday.

One witness informed newshounds no much less than 40 victims were killed however the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) was capable to confirm solely 23 deaths, along with seven children, The Tide website reported.

The our bodies of the victims have been taken to a clinic in Kogi State the place the only survivor was once also receiving treatment, in accordance to Idris Ali, FRSC‘s quarter commander for Kogi.

The accident happened at a bus cease in the Ifako-Ijaiye neighborhood authorities region when a truck carrying gasoline had an accident and exploded, incinerating numerous cars and razing a wide variety of buildings, the Premium Times internet site reported Thursday.

The explosion passed off while the tanker truck used to be trying to enter a fuel plant, Ibrahim Farinloye, an legitimate with Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), was quoted by Premium Times.

The fire prolonged to different components of the area the place there is a foremost a bus give up the place children had been ready for buses.

The accident compelled colleges that lost college students in the explosion to “hurriedly” shut down to mourn victims, according to The Tide.