Gas Explosion Injures Pregnant Woman, 8 Others in Lagos

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Nine individuals, one of whom was pregnant, were injured in a gas explosion that occurred in the Ajegunle-Apapa area of Lagos State on Tuesday.

The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service (LSFRS) confirmed that a gas leak ignited a high-tension cable, sparking a fire in the locality, which is known for its gas cylinder trading activities.

Unfortunately, the explosion resulted in various degrees of burn injuries to the nine individuals, including children and adults.

The Lagos State Ambulance Service provided immediate medical attention to the victims, who are presently undergoing further treatment at the Ajeromi General Hospital and Gbagada Burnt & Trauma Centre.

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It was said that the explosion’s impact extended beyond the physical injuries sustained by individuals. Four commercial tricycles, six lock-up shops, and a segment of a residential bungalow were damaged, causing great financial losses to those affected.

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However, the LSFRS was able to save nearby structures, including a critical fuel service station, which helped to mitigate further losses.

Similar gas explosions have also occurred in neighbouring states. In Abeokuta, Ogun State, a gas-laden tanker crashed, killing one person and injuring two others at the popular Itaoshin market. The crash occurred at about 1610hrs, involving six male adults.

The spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Florence Okpe, confirmed that the fire service was contacted immediately, and the scene was cordoned off to avoid a secondary crash.

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State visited the explosion site in the wake of the incident and promised compensation to those affected by the event in the South-West State.

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