Lagos gas explosion leaves pregnant woman, others injured

Lagos gas explosion leaves pregnant woman, others injured

Lagos gas explosion leaves pregnant woman, others injured

A pregnant woman and eight others have sustained different degrees of injury due to a gas explosion that occurred at Alaba Lane, Alayabiagba Community, in the Ajegunle-Apapa area of Lagos State.

The Head of Public Education, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Amodu Shakiru, who confirmed the incident that occurred yesterday at about 12:39 p.m, disclosed that preliminary inquiry revealed that different gas cylinders that were traded in the area had one that was set off by a possible leak that broke a high-tension cable and started a fire.

Shakiru specified that the fire destroyed four commercial tricycles, six lock-up stores, and a portion of a bungalow building.

He said: “Preliminary investigation revealed that several various gas cylinders traded within the neighbourhood have one triggered by a suspectable leakage leading to the snapping of a high-tension cable and resultant fire.

“Four commercial tricycles, six lock-up shops, and a bungalow part of the properties were razed down while salvaging adjoining structures, including a major fuel service station.”

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He averred that the fire was immediately contained by the Federal Fire Service, the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, and the fire stations in Ajegunle and Sari-Iganmu.

He assured that the pregnant woman and the other victims were receiving treatment at the Gbagada Burn & Trauma Centre and Ajeromi General Hospital following initial care provided by the Lagos State Ambulance Service.

“However, nine people reportedly suffered different degrees of burn injury, including a pregnant woman, children, and adults, male and female, who are recuperating at the Ajeromi General Hospital and Gbagada Burnt & Trauma Centre after some first aid by the Lagos State Ambulance Service.

“The incident was curtailed in record time through the combined efforts of the Ajegunle and Sari-Iganmu Fire Stations of the LSFRS with the complement of the Federal Fire Service,” he added.

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