One person burnt to death in Lagos, others injured as generator explodes at bank branch

A yet-to-be-identified man was reportedly burnt to death on Tuesday, while eight others sustained injuries after fire gutted a branch of Providus Bank on Victoria Island, Lagos.

 The inferno, which was caused by a generator explosion, reportedly occurred around 10 am.

It was gathered the fuel tank of the diesel generator exploded and caused Automative Gas Oil (AGO) to spill from the generator house to other parts of the property located at Plot 1114, Adeola Odeku Street, by Eletu Ogabi Close, Victoria Island.

Report says that seven of the eight injured persons sustained fire burns while the eighth, a policeman attached to the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), was injured by broken glasses while escaping from his patrol vehicle that caught fire.

Spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said all the seven burns victims were on admission at the hospital and under observation, while the policeman who sustained minor injury received first aid treatment.

He said the deceased person was burnt beyond recognition, adding that the police patrol vehicle was also badly affected.

“RRS vehicle on patrol of Adeola Odeku was this morning involved in a fire incident,” the special police unit announced.

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