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BREAKING: Many Injured As Gas Explosion Rocks Iju, Lagos

A loud explosion shook the Ajuwon, in the Iju area of Lagos shortly before 3:30 this afternoon as thick smoke billowed into the sky.

The residents are currently in distress after a gas explosion rocked the area.

News Direct learnt that the accident happened at Cele Bus Stop, along Grailand, Ajuwon.

Iju is located between Agege and Ojodu Berger and is a thickly populated area in the Ikeja Local Government Area.

An eyewitness explained that the explosion was from a gas plant located around Iju Hills and close to Grailland.

As at the time of filing this report, the rescue operation has commenced.

However, a plank market and an event center are completely burnt to ruins.