Gas explosion: Two Children bunt to death, 23 rescued in Lagos

Gas explosion: Two Children bunt to death, 23 rescued in Lagos

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has confirmed the death of two Children in a gas explosion, which occurred on Thursday in the State. It said, 23 others who were seriously injured, were rescued from the explosion that occurred at Adule Street, Off Ojo Road, in Ajegunle area near Apapa, in Lagos State. The

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has confirmed the death of two Children in a gas explosion, which occurred on Thursday in the State.

A RESCUE OPERATION BY LASEMA OFFICIALS

It said, 23 others who were seriously injured, were rescued from the explosion that occurred at Adule Street, Off Ojo Road, in Ajegunle area near Apapa, in Lagos State.

The Director-General (D-G) of LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

He said when LASEMA officials arrived at the scene of the incident, they discovered that a gas cylinder store had exploded as a result of a gas leakage.

“Our further investigations at the scene revealed that the fire ignited as a result of a phone call by an unidentified resident.

“This spread to other nearby shops and a bungalow behind the shops.

“Unfortunately, two children (a male and a female) lost their lives and there were other 23 casualties who sustained multiple burns.

THE FIRE INCIDENT SCENE

“All the casualties have been evacuated to the Burnt Unit, Gbagada General Hospital, Lagos for treatment,” he said.

Oke-Osanyintolu added that the remains of one of the two bodies, identified as Damilare Afolabi, had been bagged by the LASEMA Response Team (LRT) and handed over to the family.

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He however, said that the entire area had been cordoned off and that post-disaster assessment was ongoing.

He urged residents to avoid the use of naked fire in the area to prevent further disaster.

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