Isolo Council Boss Commiserates With Victims of Gas Explosion

Executive Chairman of Isolo LCDA, Hon Shamsudeen Abiodun Olaleye has commiserated with victims of gas explosion that rocked Ajao Estate, Isolo on Tuesday 28th July 2020.
The explosion which occurred around 6 pm at a refill outlet along Mohammed Seriki Street, off Asa Afariogun Street, Ajao Estate reportedly left four dead with many injured.
According to eye witness account, the explosion occurred when a woman attempted to refill a cylinder brought by a customer.
Mangled and dismembered bodies of those that died could be seen in the rubbles left behind by the explosion even as cars and houses nearby were also affected.
While on an impact assessment visit to the scene, the Executive Chairman of Isolo LCDA, Hon Shamsudeen Abiodun Olaleye accompanied by member of the Lagos State House of Assembly representing, Oshodi/Isolo Constituency II, Hon Jude Idimogwu expressed his condolences to the victims especially the dead.
He prayed to God to provide the fortitude to their families to bear the loss while also praying for quick recovery of those who sustained injuries during fatal accident.
The council boss, however, described the incident as unfortunate even as he called on authorities to draw up policy that would ensure gas stations are not located within residential areas.
“It was an unfortunate incident that shouldn’t have been. We can’t help it, it has happened. But what we can only do is to put a proactive
measure in place to ensure this does not happen again.
“We would start by intimating the authorities at the state and federal levels on the need to look at the policy surrounding refilling of gas within residential areas. They should be centrally located away from residential areas so that when accidents like this happen, it would be minimal to what we have here,” he said.

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