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2 injured, properties destroyed worth millions in Cele-Egbe Lagos – Gas Explosion

13 shop owners were on Sunday, September 29 left grieving for their loss after a fire in Cele Egbe area of Lagos

The fire was helped to become a raging inferno by gas cylinders stored in one of the affected shops

LASEMA said nobody was killed but two people were injured while several properties were lost to the inferno At least 13 shops were on Sunday, September 9 burned down by fire at Adeshola Street, Agodo Bus Stop in the Cele Egbe area of Lagos state.

information gathered from investigations conducted by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) team at the scene of the incident that the 13 shops gutted by fire were due to a gas cylinder that exploded in one of the shops.

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The fire was said to have started from the shop which had several cylinders filled with gas. The gas swiftly escalated the ensuing inferno to a very high degree. Armed robbers stockpiling arms for the massive attack – Police warn Helped along by the gas, the fire caused extensive damage at the shopping complex burning several shops despite the quick response of the LASEMA team which fought the inferno alongside Lagos State Fire Service.

LASEMA reports that no major casualties were recorded but two adult males suffered minor injuries and were taken to an undisclosed hospital for further medical attention. Meanwhile, in a separate event, Legit.ng reported that a baby factory in a detention camp in the Ikotun area of Lagos was uncovered by the police command in the state after weeks of close monitoring and utilization of intelligence reports. Police officers also rescued 19 pregnant girls (between the ages of 15 and 28 years) and a day-old-baby. The policemen were able to arrest the caregivers, nurse to the captors and the operators of the hotels in which the pregnant girls were hidden.

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