Two persons have been confirmed dead and over 23 others severly injured in a major gas explosion in Ajegunle, Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government, Lagos State.
The two persons are reportedly a male and female child.
The two kids were reportedly burnt to death and 23 others severely burnt.
The sad incident occurred at Aduke Street, off Ojo Road, Ajegunle area of Apapa today.
Director General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu confirmed that two children were burnt to death in the gas explosion.
“Upon arrival at the scene of incident, it was discovered that a gas cylinder store had exploded as a result of gas leakage. Further investigations revealed that the fire was ignited as a result of a call being made by an unidentified resident which escalated to other nearby shops and a bungalow behind the shops.
“Unfortunately, two children ( male and female) lost their lives and multiple burn casualties were recorded; a total of Twenty Three (23) in number,” he said.
All the casualties are evacuated to the Burn Unit , Gbagada General Hospital.
One of the victims have been identified as Damilare Afolabi.
Below are photos from the scene of the gas explosion.