One Dead, Four injured in Another Lagos Gas Explosion

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SWITZERLAND, AUGUST 3 – A gas explosion which occurred on Monday at the Orile Iganmu axis of Lagos has claimed a life and inflicted injuries of various degrees on four individuals.

The Lagos State Emergency Agency confirmed the incident, saying that Ajibola Olaoye, 35, died while working on heavy-duty equipment.

Head of Public Affairs, LASEMA, Nosa Okunbor, said, “Upon arrival at the scene of the incident, it was discovered that there was an explosion from a gas cylinder used in welding a truck flatbed with an unknown registration number. The explosion was a result of gas leakage from the cylinder.

“However, an adult male (Ajibola Olaoye, 35yrs) lost his life at the scene of the incident and four adult males sustained injuries and had been rushed to the hospital before the arrival of emergency responders.”

The deceased was bagged by the LRT and handed over to his family in the presence of Officers of the Nigerian Police Force from Amukoko Division.

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