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No Casualty Recorded In Lagos Explosion – Fire Service

Gas Explosion Hits Lagos Community, Iju Ishaga
Credit: Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service

No “casualty nor injury” was recorded in the fire explosion which occurred at Iju Ishaga, Lagos State, on Tuesday night, Feb. 13.

This was revealed by the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service on Wednesday, Feb. 14, via their official X handle.

A gas carrying truck had exploded on Tuesday, around 10pm, at Agbado Road, Toyin Bus Stop, in Iju Ishaga.

According to the fire service report, 18 stores were affected by the fire outbreak.

The Director of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, revealed that the explosion was caused by an accident while transferring six gas cylinders (75-50 kg) from a small truck to a gas shop. One of the cylinders’ caps had been “compromised”, leading to the fire explosion.

Some of the gas cylinders that caused the fire explosion

“The ensuing Fire triggered to the other side of the street with the aid of one of the gas cylinders that travelled over affecting 18 shops in all and contents therein with the mini truck,” the Director said.

 

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