A gas explosion occurred on Tuesday morning on Ojekunle Street in the Ladipo area of Mushin in Lagos State.
The PUNCH learnt that the explosion happened around 8am.
An official of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency confirmed the incident to The PUNCH.
According to the official, first responders have been deployed to the site of the explosion.
The official also said at least three lives have been lost to the explosion as of the time of filing this report.
Ladipo explosion: Lagos fire service confirms death of three male adults
The Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, also confirmed that three persons lost their lives.
In an ‘Emergency Alert!’ Adeseye identified the victims as three male adults.
She wrote, “The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service is currently attending to a Gas Explosion at 21, Ojekunle Street, Ladipo, Mushin Lagos.
“The Gas incident which was reported at 08:42 hours Tuesday morning via the State emergency reporting platform was swiftly responded to by a combination of the State first and secondary responders.
“On arrival at the scene, it was discovered that it is an open space used for several activities including a beer parlour, mechanic workshop, spare parts sale and gas shop amongst others while housing a makeshift structure.
“Three male adults had been recovered as rescue and recovery operations continue in an environment isolated from causing any further secondary incident.
“Preliminary investigations to establish the fact of the incident continue and further discovery will be made public.”