On Wednesday, a fire outbreak at Fat Noble filling station, an independent oil marketing firm along Old Road, opposite Torikoh in Badagry, Lagos, resulted in injuries to at least four individuals with varying degrees of severity.
NAN reports that attendants were dispensing petrol inside jerry cans and sacks around 1.00 am. at the back of the station when the explosion occurred.
According to a source, those who sustained injury were quickly rushed to General Hospital in Badagry before the arrival of fire service men.
“They were selling fuel which was to be smuggled out of the country immediately when there was sudden explosion.
“The fire destroyed some part of the station before the arrival of the men of the Lagos Fire Service.
“Those who suffered fatal injury were taken to the hospital, while those with minor injuries were treated within,” the source said.
Meanwhile, Mr Isaac Dossa, the Station Head, Badagry Fire Service, Lagos said they received an emergency call at 1:15.am about the incident and they proceeded to the scene immediately.
“We got to the scene of the fire incident around 1:25.am and the fire was put off around 3:55am same day
“They have taken most of the victims of the fire incident to the general hospital before our arrival,” Dossa said.
NAN correspondent who visited the emergency unit of the hospital saw four men with various injuries laying down in pain at the unit.