The death toll in the gas explosion at Baruwa, in the Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State, has risen to 10.
A community leader, Jide Osokoya, who confirmed the development to PUNCH Metro on Thursday, identified nine of the deceased.
Our correspondent had reported that pandemonium broke out on Cardoso Road, Baruwa, after a gas leak at the Bestroof Gas Station led to a wave of explosions last Thursday.
No fewer than 41 buildings, including shops, a church, a school and a hotel, were destroyed, while five residents died on the spot.
Eight victims who sustained injuries were rushed to the Trauma and Burns Centre at the Gbagada General Hospital. One of them died on the same day, which brought the casualties to six. (Punch)