One dead, 3 injured in Lagos Gas explosion

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At least one person was confirmed dead and three others injured in a gas explosion which took place at Palmgroove Estate, Lagos.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) confirmed the incident and said that the three injured people had been hospitalized.

LASEMA Director-General, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said they received an emergency call at about 6:p.m. on Monday that a gas explosion had occurred at 13C Palmgroove Estate, Cappa Avenue in Lagos and upon arrival at the scene of the incident, a gas cylinder used in filling an outdoor air conditioner split unit of a storey building got exploded as a result of gas leakage from the cylinder.

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“This accident result to the death of a 30-year-old male, Usman Bello, while the other three men sustained different degree of injuries.

” The LASEMA Response Team, the Nigeria Police and the Lagos State Fire Service are responders at the scene of the incident.

“All the occupants in the building which belong to Mr Dayo Shofolawe, have been evacuated. The scene of the incident has been cordoned off to prevent any secondary incident,” Oke-Osanyintolu said.

He, however, urged the residents not the enter into the premises adding that there were visible cracks on the walls and pillars while recovery operation was still ongoing.