A gas cylinder explosion rocked the Four Points By Sheraton Hotel, Oniru in Victoria Island, Lagos, on Wednesday while some artisans were doing some welding in the hotel premises.
The explosion occurred at about 12:35 pm, causing panic in the area.
Room and car windows were shattered by the explosion.
According to Director General Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Dr. Femi Oke-Osayintolu: “The situation is under control as a combined effort of the LASEMA Response Unit (LRU), Nigeria Police alongside staff of the hotel are on ground to ensure a swift recovery.
“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 items flying objects due to the blast.
“The situation is under control as a combined efforts of the LASEMA Response Unit and Nigeria Police. Members of Staff of the hotel are also on ground to ensure a swift recovery. Recovery operation ongoing.”
A video of the aftermath of the event was shared by a twitter handle: @yemi4tweet.
See tweet below:
Moments after the Gas Explosion at Four Points By Sheraton pic.twitter.com/vWtpCm655c
— Adeyemi Olalemi 🇳🇬 (@yemi4tweet) December 4, 2019