Lagos Explosion: Mother, child, other confirmed dead

Scene of the explosion

A heavy explosion on Tuesday evening rocked the Ajao Estate area of Lagos, killing a mother and her child, and other feared dead.

Witnesses said that the explosion occurred at about 6pm on Tuesday when the woman and her child were alleged to be attempting to refill a welding cylinder when the explosion occurred.

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) official who spoke on condition of anonymity said the injured have been evacuated to a hospital around the area.

He declined to mention the hospital where they were evacuated to, but added that a tailor who has his shop near the burnt shop was badly injured and also several passersby.

When TVC News visited the area which was on a street identified as Inua Mohammed street, off Asa Afariogun street, we were able to confirmed three dead victims, count four vehicles which were destroyed and several shops also destroyed,

The fire which was started as a result of the explosion were quickly put off by members of the Lagos state fire service and the LASEMA personnel , while the the mangled bodies  of the victims were still lying on the road.

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