Three persons were injured and many cars were damaged after a gas cylinder exploded at Four Points by Sheraton Hotels, Oniru, Lagos state.
The incident happened around 12:35pm on Wednesday.
In a statement, Nosa Okunbor, public affairs officer, Lagos State Emergency Management (LASEMA), said an investigation revealed that the incident was due to a hose leakage in one of the gas cylinders.
He said investigation is still in progress, and that the injured have been taken to hospital for treatment.
“On getting to the scene of the incident, a gas cylinder was said to have exploded within the vicinity of the hotel. Further investigations revealed that the gas cylinder used by welders working in the yard of the hotel premises exploded due to a leakage of one of the gas cylinder hose,” he said.
“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.”
Okunbor said cars and room windows in the hotel were shattered in the explosion.
He said recovery operation is ongoing to restore normalcy in the hotel.
“Several cars and hotel room windows were shattered as a result of items flying objects due to the blast. The situation is under control as a combined efforts of the LASEMA response unit, Nigeria. Police alongside Staff of the hotel are on ground to ensure a swift recovery. Recovery operation ongoing,” he said. (The Cable)