At least three persons have sustained various degrees of injury after a gas cylinder exploded at the Four Points By Sheraton Hotel, Oniru in Victoria Island, Lagos.
The explosion also affected parts of the hotel building and damaged several cars.
According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, the explosion occurred at about 12:35 pm while some artisans were doing welding job inside the hotel premises.
It was gathered that one of the cylinder hoses brought by the welders had leakage which triggered the explosion.
LASEMA in a statement, however, revealed that 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, 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 effort of the LASEMA Response Unit and Nigeria Police. Members of Staff of the hotel are also on ground to ensure a swift recovery. Recovery operation ongoing.”