Three die in Lagos gas explosion

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Three persons were killed today in a gas explosion at Ladipo area of Mushin, Lagos State around 8am.

The Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye confirmed that three persons lost their lives.

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In an ‘Emergency Alert!’ Adeseye who identified the victims as all males, said:

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“The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service is currently attending to a Gas Explosion at 21, Ojekunle Street, Ladipo, Mushin Lagos.

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“The Gas incident which was reported at 08:42 hours Tuesday morning via the State emergency reporting platform was swiftly responded to by a combination of the State first and secondary responders.

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

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“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 continues and further discovery will be made public.”

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