Three adults recovered in Lagos gas explosion

Three male adults have been recovered by rescue team in a gas explosion that occurred at Ojekunle Street, Papa Ajao, in Lagos on Tuesday morning.

It was gathered that the explosion occurred around 8 am.

Mrs Margaret Adeseye, Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service in a statement said the agency is currently attending to a Gas Explosion at 21, Ojekunle Street, Ladipo, Mushin Lagos.

She added that the gas incident which was reported at 08:42 hours on Tuesday morning via the State emergency reporting platform was swiftly responded to by a combination of the State first and secondary responders.

“On arrival at the scene, it was discovered that it is an open space used for several activities including a beer parlour, mechanic workshop, spare parts sale and gas shop amongst others while housing a makeshift structure.

“Three male adults had been recovered as rescue and recovery operations continue in an environment isolated from causing any further secondary incident.

“Preliminary investigations to establish the fact of the incident continue and further discovery will be made public,” she added.

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