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Two people dead and others injured in Ajao Estate as cooking gas explodes

Two people have been confirmed dead in an explosion at a shop on Afariogun Street, adjacent the Faith City Hospital, in the Ajao area of Lagos State.

The explosion, which affected about nine shops in the area, started from a gas refilling shop

One of the victims was said to have been rescued by emergency responders and taken to the hospital for treatment.

Confirming the incident, the Director General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said the fire had been extinguished, adding that two bodies were recovered from the scene of the incident.

He said, “The agency received distress calls and upon arrival at the incident scene, it was discovered that there was an explosion at Afariogun Street, Ajao Estate.

“Investigations revealed that the explosion originated from a shop occupied by a gas refilling business. A total of nine shops were affected by the inferno.

The Acting General-Manager, Lagos State Fire Service, Margaret Adeseye, when contacted, said “There was an explosion, we have two presumed dead and one victim was taken to the hospital.

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