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One Killed, Three Injured In Lagos Gas Explosion

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A gas explosion that occurred at a storey building on Palmgroove Estate, in the Cappa Avenue area of Lagos State has resulted in the death of an unidentified man.

Naija News reports that three victims sustained varying degrees of injuries in the explosion that occurred on Monday.

Emergency responders have taken the injured persons to the hospital for treatment.

It was gathered that the explosion was caused by gas leakage from the cylinder reportedly used in filling the air conditioner of the building.

Confirming the incident, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the remaining occupants were evacuated from the building.

He said that the scene of the incident had been cordoned off to prevent a secondary incident.

Oke-Osanyintolu said, “Upon arrival at the scene of the incident, a gas cylinder used in filling an outdoor AC split unit of a storey building exploded as a result of gas leakage from the cylinder.

“However, a male adult lost his life and three adult male sustained different degrees of injuries but have all been taken to the hospital before the arrival of the LRT.

“LRT, police and LASG fire are responders at the scene of the incident. All the occupants have been evacuated and the scene of the incident has been cordoned off to prevent any secondary incident as there are visible cracks on the walls and pillars. A recovery operation is ongoing.”

Source: Naija News

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