One killed, three injured as gas explosion rocks building in Lagos

Written by Chukwuma Obiasia

A man has died and three other men were injured following a gas explosion that rocked a story building in Lagos.

The explosion at number 13C, Palmgroove Estate, Cappa Avenue, off Ikorodu road, occurred around 6pm on Monday, July 27.

It was gathered that the explosion was caused by gas leakage from the cylinder reportedly used in filling the air conditioner of the building.

The three wounded people were rescued by emergency responders and taken to the hospital for treatment.

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the incident, said the remaining occupants were evacuated from the building.

He stated that the cylinder exploded as a result of gas leakage while refilling gas into an outdoor split Air Conditioner.

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