Fire Guts 13 Shops In Lagos Following Gas Explosion

Not less than thirteen shops were on Sunday gutted by fire at Adeshola Street, Agodo Bus Stop, Cele Egbe, Ikotun area of Lagos.

According to investigation conducted by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) squad at the scene revealed that, the 13 shops gutted by fire was due to a gas cylinder that exploded in one of the shops.

The fire which was reported to have emanated from a shop that apparently had several cylinders filled with gas, was reported to have escalated to very high degree quickly.

It was revealed that the fire having capacity to refuel itself due to existence of other cylinders filled with gas, led to the extensive damage incurred at the shopping complex that saw 13 shops being gutted despite the quick response of LASEMA officials.

However, the fire was later put out through concerted efforts of the LASEMA operatives and the Lagos State Fire Service personnel before it could escalate out of control.

Though no major casualties were recorded, two adult males suffered minor injuries and have since been taken to an undisclosed hospital for further medical attention.

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