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Many feared dead as explosion wreaks havoc in Lagos

An explosion occurred last night at a gas shop on Inua Mohammed Street, off Asa Afariogun street, adjacent Faith City Hospital in Ajao Estate area of Lagos State, which killed several persons and consumed buildings and vehicles.

When The Guardian got to the scene at about 8:30 p.m. many of the injured victims were seen taken into the ambulances that just arrived. The police and firefighters were also at the scene while efforts were ongoing to extinguish the fire.

Eyewitnesses said the explosion might have been caused by a faulty cylinder. The number of casualties was yet to be ascertained as at press time.

A lucky survivor, Obiagu said: “I just missed the explosion by a few meters. I just want to give thanks to God for sparing my life.”

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