A gas tanker exploded on Thursday in the Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos with many persons sustaining burn injuries.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) confirmed this latest development on Twitter and asked Lagosians to remain calm.

According to LASEMA investigations, an unknown truck conveying gasoline had a lone accident and exploded.

“The impact of the explosion led to fire on adjoining buildings and several vehicles being burnt,” the agency said. “Several persons were injured and have been taken to the nearest hospital for treatment,” it added