4 injured from gas explosion in Lagos

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Lagos, June 26, 2023 – Four persons were seriously wounded by a gas explosion which occurred on Monday morning in Agege area of Lagos.

The victims included three women and a man.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Monday beside the Apostolic Church, Agege.

The explosion was said to have emanated from a gas shop following a leakage from one of the cylinders.

Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), confirmed the incident.

He said the injured suffered second degree burns and were taken to the hospital for treatment.

“No loss of life. However, four adults (three females) and an adult male sustained various degrees of injuries (second degree burns) as a result of the incident and have been attended to by the agency’s pre-hospital care alongside LASAMBUS . 

“The victims have also been moved to Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH.

“The inferno has been completely put out by the combined effort of LASEMA LRT, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service. 

“A post incident assessment was conducted by the agency’s LRT alongside LASG Fire. The shop has been cordoned to avert secondary incident.

“The operation had been concluded,” he said.

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