Fireworks explosion rocked Lagos Island on Wednesday morning. The incident, which affected three buildings located at Okoya/Ojogiwa, Lagos Island, Lagos, occurred at about 8:00am. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed the death of one person in the Lagos explosion. Ibrahim Farinloye, the NEMA South-West spokesperson, confirmed that one person died from the explosion, while 40 others sustained minor injuries.
Witnesses said the dead body was recovered after the explosion.
About 10 houses – mostly three-storey buildings – were severely destroyed by the explosion in the Idumota area of Lagos.