Friday, October 9, 2020

Lagosians blame govt as gas explosion kills six, destroys 41 buildings

 Landlords and residents on Cardoso Road, Baruwa, in the Ipaja area of Lagos State, have been thrown into mourning after a wave of gas explosions rocked the community, killing six people.PUNCH Metro learnt that among the dead were a landlady, a woman and her two sons, and a security guard.


Eight others, who sustained varying degrees of injury, were rushed to the Trauma and Burns Centre, Gbagada General Hospital, Gbagada. One of them later passed away.

No fewer than 25 houses and 16 shops were destroyed by the explosions, which started around 5am on Thursday.

Other facilities affected were a private primary school, an events centre and a church, while three vehicles were also burnt.

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