Explosion Kills One, Injures Others In Lagos

Explosion Kills One, Injures Others In Lagos

There was a gas explosion at a welding workshop on 5th Avenue, D1 Close in FESTAC Town, Lagos State on April 13, Monday.

A yet-to-be identified man was killed in the explosion while two other people reportedly sustained injuries.

The explosion was said to have occurred at about 3p.m., Punch reports.

It was gathered that when fire fighters from Ojo fire station arrived at the scene, they saw the deceased corpse lying on the floor, while the workshop was deserted.

According to the Director of the Lagos State Fire Service, Rasak Fadipe, the victim could not be less than 35-years-old.

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He explained that the incident could have been caused by the the heat generated from the activities in the workshop.

Fadipe said: “They do welding jobs in the workshop. The heat generated from the activities might have caused the explosion.

We met a corpse on the ground, which policemen from the FESTAC division later came for. Our men from the Ojo fire station responded with 10,000 litres of water.”

In January, five persons had died in a gas explosion at Afaha Ukwa in Eket Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom.

Source: Legit Newspaper

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