There was gas explosion at Four Point Hotel Oniru, Lagos Island this afternoon that injured three persons and destroyed several vehicles.

Our correspondent who was at the scene observed that a gas cylinder belonging to an in-house welder in the hotel exploded.

“The gas exploded due to a leakage of one of the cylinder hose. 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.”

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 efforts of the LASEMA RESPONSE UNIT, Nigeria Police alongside Staff of the hotel are on ground to ensure a swift recovery. Recovery operation ongoing.