35-year-old man dies in Lagos gas explosion

A 35-year-old man, Ajibola Olaoye, has been confirmed dead in a gas explosion that occurred at Alafia bus stop beside Atlas, in Orile Iganmu, Lagos state.

The spokesperson of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA, Nosa Okunbor, confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday, August 3.

According to Okunbor, four other persons sustained various degrees of injuries.

He said: “Upon arrival at the scene of the incident, it was discovered that there was an explosion from a gas cylinder used in welding a truck flatbed with an unknown registration number. The explosion was a result of gas leakage from the cylinder.

“However, an adult male (Ajibola Olaoye, 35yrs) lost his life at the scene of the incident and four adult males sustained injuries and had been rushed to the hospital before the arrival of emergency responders.

“The dead victim was bagged by the LRT and handed over to his family in the presence of Officers of the Nigerian Police Force from Amukoko Division.”

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