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Pregnant Woman, Children suffered burn injuries As Gas Explosion Rocks Ajegunle

Pregnant Woman, several Children suffered Varying Degrees of burn injuries As Gas Explosion Rocks Ajegunle

Gas explosion rocks Ajegunle-Apapa community, nine individuals, including a pregnant woman, several children and adults, suffered varying degrees of burn injuries.

In a statement signed by Margaret Adeseye, Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service on Tuesday, “The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service (LSFRS) demonstrated its rapid response capabilities in Ajegunle-Apapa, Lagos, where a gas explosion rocked the community at approximately 12:39 hours on Tuesday.

“Preliminary investigations suggest that a suspected gas leakage triggered the explosion, subsequently igniting a high-tension cable, causing a fire outbreak. The incident occurred in an area known for its gas cylinder trading activities, amplifying the impact.

“Thanks to the coordinated efforts of the Ajegunle and Sari-Iganmu Fire Stations of the LSFRS, Bbc with support from the Federal Fire Service, the fire was swiftly brought under control, preventing further devastation. Despite the prompt response, the incident inflicted damage on four commercial tricycles, six lock-up shops, and a section of a residential bungalow. However, firefighters managed to salvage nearby structures, including a critical fuel service station, mitigating potential additional losses.

“Tragically, nine individuals, including a pregnant woman and several children and adults, suffered varying degrees of burn injuries. They received immediate medical attention from the Lagos State Ambulance Service and are currently undergoing further treatment at the Ajeromi General Hospital and Gbagada Burnt & Trauma Centre.

“The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service reaffirms its dedication to safeguarding lives Omegle and property through proactive emergency response, public education, and community engagement initiatives.”

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