Explosion injures 4 in Lagos
Four persons were injured in an explosion at about at a beer parlour located at Number 88, Oworo Road in the Oworonshoki area of Lagos yesterday.
Witnesses said the explosion came from the gas cylinder of a deep freezer, causing a huge fire.
A one-year old baby reportedly suffered shock as a result of the explosion which also affected a hotel directly behind the bar.
Daily Trust gathered that the injured were rushed to a nearby hospital where they were treated and discharged.
“Those who were injured were seated close to the shop when the explosion occurred. The explosion pulled down the entire walls. Some of the broken blocks fell on one of the victims. He was rushed to the nearby Afolabi Hospital”, said Tajudeen Amao, a witness.
Policemen from the Anti-Bomb Squad and the Oworonsoki Police Division conducted investigations on the explosion.
Spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in the South-West Region, Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the incident while the General Manager of the Lagos State Fire Service, Razaq Fadipe, said four persons were injured, same as police spokesman, Joe Offor.
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