Four injured, properties destroyed in Lagos gas explosion
Four persons, a man and three women, yesterday, sustained injuries in a gas explosion at the Agege area of Lagos State.
The Guardian gathered that the incident occurred in the early hours of Monday, beside the Apostolic Church, Agege.
The explosion was said to have occured from a gas shop following a leakage from one of the cylinders.
According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), rescuers were able to contain the inferno from escalating to adjourning shops and nearby buildings.
LASEMA’s Permanent Secretary, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the incident, said the injured suffered second-degree burns and were taken to the hospital for treatment.
He said: “No loss of life. However, four adults sustained various degrees of injuries as a result of the incident and have been attended to by the agency’s pre hospital care, alongside Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS).
“The victims have also been moved to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).
“The inferno has been completely put out by the combined effort of LASEMA Response Team (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.”
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