Gas explosion rocks Ladipo market, kills five people


the scene of the explosion.

By Valentine Amanze

Gas explosion has hit the ever-busy Ladipo martet in Mushin council of Lagos State, killing five people.

The incident occurred Tuesday morning at the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) domestic retail centre located on Ojekunle Street.

A spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the incident.

He said that the bodies of four adults had been recovered from the scene of the explosion, explaining that they comprised three men and a woman identified as one Mama Funmi.

While a 10-year-old boy was rescued and died before getting to the medical centre.

Farinloye explained that the fire at the scene had already been put out while emergency workers were making effort to recover more bodies.

Those present include personnel of NEMA, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Lagos State Fire Service, and the police.


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