Tag Archives: Explosion

Mile 2 Explosion: Petrol Tanker Engulfed In Flames, Causes Gridlock In Lagos

A petrol-laden tanker exploded on Thursday morning at the the Alaba Express axis of Oshodi Apapa expressway near Mile 2 Estate. Residents took to Twitter as early as 1:30am to call for help and express concern for their lives and properties as the fire began to spread to other fuel conveying trucks. Eyewitnesses alleged the…

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JUST IN: Massive Fire And Gas Explosion Rock Baruwa Community In Lagos

An explosion in a gas plant located at Baruwa, a community in Ipaja area of Lagos has caused a fire outbreak early Thursday morning, leaving residents to scamper to safety. According to SaharaReporters, the incident happened at about 6am. “It is a gas plant explosion and the fire extending to buildings around,” an eyewitness reportedly confirmed to…

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Many Injured, Properties Destroyed As Gas Tanker Explodes In Lagos

A gas tanker explosion which occured in the Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos state on Thursday afternoon, September 24 has left many residents injured along with several properties worth millions of Naira destroyed. Confirming the incident to reporters, the Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA), Dr. Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, said efforts are being made to put out the resulting…

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Just In: Many Feared Dead As Petrol Tanker Explodes In Kogi State

No fewer than 10 people have been confirmed dead after petrol tanker exploded following collision with several vehicles in Lokoja, Kogi State. The accident reportedly happened at Felele area in the early hours of Wednessday September 23. Among those burnt to death are Polytechnic students, primary school pupils, traders and pedestrians, SaharaReporters reports. The casualty figure was…

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The Weeknd Pledges $300,000 Donation Towards Victims Of Beirut Explosion

The Weeknd has donated $300,000 to victims of the explosion that ripped apart Lebanon’s capital city, Beirut, killing more than 200 people and injuring thousands last week. Lebanese-Canadian entrepreneur Wassim Slaiby, who is the record label owner and manager of the Canadian singer, announced the news on his Instagram account, revealing that the donations will be made to…

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Lebanon Explosion: Death Toll Exceed 100 As Cause Of Blast Is Revealed

The massive explosion that shook entire neighbourhoods of Lebanon’s capital, Beirut has killed more than 100 people and injured over 4,000, the Lebanese Red Cross said Wednesday. Security sources in the country have also claimed that the blast which sent seismic shockwaves through the city on Tuesday evening, August 4, destroying buildings and shattering windows was caused by a…

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Over 25 People Dead, Thousands Injured As Massive Explosion Hit Lebanon’s Capital Beirut

The world is currently sadden with the devastating news of a massive explosion which erupted in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut on Tuesday, August 4. According to CNN, the afternoon blast shook several parts of the capital with Local Red Cross reporting widespread damage to buildings and shattering windows in different parts of the city. Lebanese Health Minister Hamad…

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ICYMI: Tanker Explosion Rocks Delta State, Leaves Many Dead & Injured

At least 20 persons have been confirmed dead as a result of a tanker explosion which occured on Wednesday morning around Koko Junction along Benin/Sapele Expressway in Ethiope West council area of Delta State. According to SaharaReporters, an eyewitness had earlier said the accident which involved 10 vehicles and casualties burnt beyond recognition was as a…

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Akure Explosion: Many Houses, Schools And Churches Destroyed In A Major Accident

Over 50 residential buildings, school, churches were destroyed by an explosion caused by a vehicle moving  improvised explosive devices from Akure, the Ondo State capital to a nearby state, on Saturday morning, Nigerian Tribune reports. The blast which occurred in the early hours of Saturday cut off the ever-busy Akure-Owo  road while many people were said…

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