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Pregnant woman, eight others injure during gas explosion in Lagos

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

A yet-to-be-identified pregnant woman and eight others residents suffered different degrees of burns during a gas explosion in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Governments Area of Lagos State.

The gas explosion which was said to have caused pandemonium among Lagosians occurred at Alaba Lane, Alayabiagba Community area of the state.

Effects of explosion which occurred at about 1 pm on Tuesday was prevented from spreading to other adjourning community by the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service (LSFRS) officials who doused the fire that emanated after.

The Director, LSFRS, Margaret Adeseye, confirmed the development through a statement released by the agency’s spokesperson, Shakiru Amodu, and made available to newsmen.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that a number of various gas cylinders traded within the neighbourhood have one triggered from a susceptible leakage leading to the snapping of a high tension cable and resultant Fire.

“The incident which was curtailed in record time through the combined efforts of the Ajegunle and Sari-Iganmu Fire Stations of the LSFRS with the compliment of the Federal Fire Service left four commercial tricycles, six lock-up shops, a bungalow part of properties razed down while salvaging adjoining structures including a major fuel service station.

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

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