It was disaster at the Ladipo market in Lagos, South west Nigeria, as no fewer than five persons died when a gas explosion occurred at the market located in Mushin Local Government area of the state.

Witnesses told that the explosion occurred  at the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) domestic retail centre located on Ojekunle Street at the popular Ladipo Spare Parts Market.

A spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the incident.

He stated that the bodies of four adults have so far been recovered from the scene of the explosion. They comprised three men and a woman identified as one Mama Funmi.

The witness who decline anonymity said a  10-year-old boy who was taken out of the scene and was rushed to a near by hospital  died before getting to the hospital.

Farinloye explained that the fire at the scene had already been put out while emergency workers were making effort to recover more bodies.

Those present include personnel of NEMA, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Lagos State Fire Service, and the police.

Details soon…