Three dead, nine shops destroys at gas explosion in Lagos

Three yet – to – be – identified persons died on Tuesday during an explosion at a shop on Asafariogun Street, in the Ajao area of Lagos State.

Reports gathered that the explosion, which happened around 6 pm , started from a panel beater ’ s workshop .

The Director- General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke – Osanyintolu , said three bodies were recovered from the scene , adding that two persons were injured .

He said , “ A total of nine shops were affected by the inferno .

The fire has been extinguished by the combined efforts of LRU fire and the Lagos State Fire Service .

Three bodies were retrieved from the debris . ”

The Acting General – Manager, Lagos State Fire Service , Margaret Adeseye , said one injured person was taken to the hospital .


Meanwhile , a commercial Volkswagen bus was gutted by fire on the Third Mainland Bridge on Tuesday .

Reports learnt that the bus , which conveyed several jerrycans of diesel, was gutted by fire around 2 pm at the Adekunle end of the bridge.

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