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Sunday, 11 October 2015

Explosion rocks Lagos Beer Parlour as residents return from church

Firefighters try to extinguish a blaze on Thursday in Lagos following an explosion on an oil pipeline.
Not the exact scene

There was an explosion caused by a yet to be identified substance at Number 88 Oworo Road, in Oworonsoki area of Lagos State throwing the entire area into panic.

Eyewitness accounts say the loud bang was heard at about 2:15 pm when residents were returning to their respective homes after church service.

They revealed that many sustained injuries in attempts to escape from the scene of the blast, even though the number of casualty is yet to be ascertained as at press time.

Confirming the incident, Director of the Lagos Fire Service, Mr. Rasaq Fadipe, noted that men of the Ilupeju Fire Service were dispatched to the area immediately a distressed call was received at about 2:20pm.

He was however unable to immediately confirm to newsmen if the explosion was a bomb or otherwise.

South West Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed that there was an explosion inside a locked beer parlour that is yet to open toady at Oworonsoki, inward Mayaki, Lagos State.

He said four people including a girl were injured and had been rushed to Afolabi Hospital for treatment.

“Fire service and police are trying to find out the cause of the explosion as the shop was locked at the time of explosion.

“Crowd are greatly impeding emergency works.
“We call on the crowd to leave the area entirely. The explosion partly affected a building next to the beer parlour,” he said.

 From our inquiry, 4 were injured and rushed to Afolabi hospital Oworoshoki. No death record so far

More details soon…

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