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Eight Confirmed Dead In Lagos Gas Explosion

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At least eight people have been confirmed dead in the gas explosion that occurred in Lagos State today.

The explosion took place at Baruwa in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State.

Reports have it that the explosion started at Best Roof Cooking Gas at about 5.45 am on Thursday.

According to the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the agency’s emergency response unit had been deployed in the area, adding that the explosion razed houses, shops, and a primary school.

Oke-Osanyintolu 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.

“Post-disaster assessment will be carried out and further updates provided,”Oke-Osanyintolu said.

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