Gas Cylinder Explosion in Lagos Leaves 9 Injured, Several Properties razed

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A devastating gas cylinder explosion in the Alayabiagba Community of Ajegunle, Apapa Lagos has left  to  horrifying aftermath with nine individuals including a pregnant woman suffering various burn injuries.

Multiple properties including four commercial tricycles, six lock up shops and a building were also affected by this inferno.

Residents were left stunned by the sudden and unexpected destruction as the tragedy unfolded on Tuesday.

Fortunately the fire fighters arrived swiftly to the scene and prevented further damage by extinguishing the flames and safeguarding vital infrastructure such as a nearby major fuel service station.

According to Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service Mrs Magaret Adeseye, “Preliminary investigation revealed that a number of various gas cylinders traded within the neighbourhood had one triggered from a suspectible 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 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 burn 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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