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Gas Explosion Kills Two Children In Lagos

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Two children, on Thursday, reportedly died in a gas explosion that occurred at Aduke street, off Ojo road, Ajegunle, Apapa.

The unfortunate incident recorded a total of 23 casualties including multiple burn victims, who have been evacuated to the Burn Unit, Gbagada General Hospital.

In a statement signed by the DG/CEO of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, the agency explained that upon arrival at the scene of incident, it was discovered that a gas cylinder store had exploded as a result of gas leakage.

“Further investigations revealed that the fire ignited as a result of a call being made by an unidentified resident which escalated to other nearby shops and a bungalow behind the shops.

“Unfortunately, two children (male and female) lost their lives and multiple burn casualties were recorded; a total of twenty-three in number .

“The second body met at the scene was identified as Damilare Afolabi and the remains were bagged by the LRT and handed over to the family.

“The entire area has been cordoned and post disaster assessment is ongoing,” she said.

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