A gas cylinder explosion has left three injured and cars damaged at Four Points by Sheraton Hotels, Oniru, Lagos.
According to Punch, the explosion, which happened on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, also affected part of the hotel building and damaged several cars.
A twitter user, Adeyemi Olalemi shared a video of the scene of the accident.
Moments after the Gas Explosion at Four Points By Sheraton pic.twitter.com/vWtpCm655c
— Adeyemi Olalemi 🇳🇬 (@yemi4tweet) December 4, 2019
Spokesman of the Lagos State Emergency Management (LASEMA), Nosa Okunbor, said 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.”
Mr Okunbor added that recovery operation had begun 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 effort 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.