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Weekly Disaster: Gas Explosion Leaves Pregnant Woman, 8 Other Victims Hospitalized In Lagos

A gas explosion incident occurred around the Ajegunle-Apapa area of Lagos State has resulted in the injury to a pregnant woman and eight others who were victims of the unfortunate accident.

Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service (LSFRS) attributed the explosion to a gas leakage which ignited a high-tension cable, causing a fire outbreak in the area known for its gas cylinder trading activities.

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The LSFRS added that the victims are receiving treatment at the Ajeromi General Hospital and Gbagada Burnt & Trauma Centre.

“Tragically, nine individuals, including a pregnant woman and several children and adults, suffered varying degrees of burn injuries,” the Director of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Margaret Adeseye, said late Tuesday.

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“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.”

Properties damaged in the explosion include four commercial tricycles, six lock-up shops, and a section of a residential bungalow.

The intervention of firefighters led to the salvage of nearby structures, including a critical fuel service station, mitigating further losses, LSFRS said.

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