One person was killed on Monday in an explosion that hit Golden Penny Flour Mills in Surulere area of Lagos State.
The incident sparked fear among residents of the busy Eric Moore area of the state before the arrival of firefighters from the Lagos State Fire Service.
It was gathered that the incident affected the company’s boiler.
Firefighters, who arrived at the scene of the incident, expecting to see fire, were shocked only to discover the body of a 35-year-old company worker.
A factory worker along Eric Moore Road told Tribune Online that “it was a very loud sound. Everybody was jolted by the explosion. Nobody could say precisely what happened or where it happened. It was later that we heard that it was from Golden Penny Flour.”
The factory worker added that “one person was killed in the explosion. It affected their boiler. It might have been caused by overheating.”
Director of the Lagos State Fire Service, Rasak Fadipe, confirmed the explosion and added that policemen had visited the scene of the accident.
Ibrahim Farinloye, the spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), also confirmed the incident and added that there were no traces of any fire at the scene of the incident.