The incident occurred at a storey building on the Cappa Avenue, Palmgrove Estate, Palmgrove area of Lagos State.
It was gathered that the explosion was caused by gas leakage from the cylinder being used to service the air conditioner in the building which claimed the life of one man and leaving three others critically injured.
Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency confirmed the incident saying;
“Upon arrival at the scene of the incident, a gas cylinder used in filling an outdoor split air conditioning unit in a storey building exploded as a result of gas leakage.
“A male adult lost his life and three adult males sustained varying degrees of injury and had all been taken to hospital before the arrival of the LASEMA Response Team.
“The LRT, the police and Lagos State Fire Service personnel are responders at the scene of the incident. All the occupants have been evacuated and the scene of the incident has been cordoned off to prevent any secondary incident as there are visible cracks on the walls and pillars. Recovery operation is ongoing.”