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Gas explosion destroys shops in Lagos

Eighteen shops were destroyed on Tuesday night in a gas explosion at Iju Ishaga in Lagos.

The incident was reported at 10:04 pm and was caused by the off-loading of six numbers of 75-50(kg) gas cylinders from a stationed mini truck to a gas shop that accidentally resulted in explosions from one of the compromised head caps of a cylinder accompanied by Fire.

This was confirmed by the Director of Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, who also said ”there is no traces of casualty nor injury as the operations moved towards a conclusion.”

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She also revealed that the fire has been confined to the tanker and the adjoining row of shops it spread to as concerted efforts were ongoing to forestall further spread to protect the environment and property including the nearby Kerosene Petroleum Filling Station.

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Adeseye also said that normalcy had returned to the area but advised Lagosians to refrain from housing inflammable materials in residential areas

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