No fewer than three persons were injured in a gas explosion that occurred at four point sheraton hotel, Oniru Victoria Island, Lagos State yesterday.

According to report, a gas cylinder used by welders working in the yard of the hotel premises caused the incident in which The explosion also affected part of the hotel building and damaged several cars. Two were rushed to Lagos Island General hospital for intensive care by LASEMA Ambulance Unit, while one was rushed to a nearby private hospital.

LASEMA in a statement said, “On getting to the scene of the incident, a gas cylinder was said to have exploded within the vicinity of the hotel.”

“The situation is under control due to a combined effort of the LASEMA Response Unit and Nigeria Police. Members of Staff of the hotel are also on the ground to ensure a swift recovery. Recovery operation ongoing.”

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