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8 died, 25 Houses Burnt, 16 Lockup Shops Destroyed in a Gas Explosion in Lagos

No fewer than eight persons have been killed 25 houses burnt, 16 lock- up shops and one primary school have been affected in the gas explosion that occurred in Lagos.

The explosion which occured in Baruwa community, in the Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State is reportedly emanated from the Best Roof Cooking Gas, around 5.45 am on Thursday.

According to the Director- General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the agency’s emergency response unit had been deployed in the area.

He added that the explosion affected houses, shops and a primary saying that casualties is still being assessed while eight fatalities have been identified so far.

He said, “The explosion occurred and the agency activated a response plan. Initial disaster assessment is as follows : casualties still being assessed but eight fatalities have been identified so far. 25 houses that are mostly bungalows, 16 lock- up shops and one primary school have been affected.

“Firefighters and rescue workers are operating at the incident scene. The gas emission has been identified and curtailed. Damping down is ongoing.

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