Five persons have lost their lives while a number of persons yet to be ascertained injured in a gas explosion at 31, Odekunle Street, Papa Ajao, Mushin, Lagos, on Tuesday morning.
Officials of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service are currently at the scene of the explosion.
The director of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Mrs Margaret Adeseye said the incident was reported at 08:42 am via the State emergency reporting platform and was responded to by a combination of the State first and secondary responders.
Adesye said on arrival at the scene, it was discovered that it is an open space used for several activities including a beer parlour, mechanic workshop, spare parts sale and gas shop amongst others while housing a makeshift structure.
Preliminary investigations to establish the fact of the incident continue and further discovery will be made public.